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Pronunciation: flank

Definition: The area of the abdomen on each side of the umbilical region between transpyloric plane and intertubercular or interspinous plane.

Synonym(s): latusTA, lateral abdominal region, lateral region of abdominal region, lateral region, regio abdominis lateralis, regio lateralis abdominis

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