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Noun: midriff  'mid,rif
  1. The middle area of the human torso (usually in front)
    "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable";
    - middle, midsection
  2. (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
    - diaphragm

Derived forms: midriffs

Type of: area, membrane, muscle system, muscular structure, musculature, region, tissue layer

Part of: body, torso, trunk

Encyclopedia: Midriff