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midriff

1. 
a. the middle part of the human body, esp between waist and bust
b. (as modifier): midriff bulge
2. Anatomy another name for the diaphragm
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The research stated the fat that gets stored in the midsection or waist circumference of a person has a major role to play in the individual's life expectancy.
The manual measurements of the ACL and PCL circumference were taken at approximately 1.5 cm proximal to the tibial entry area, which is the narrowest part of the midsection [6] (Figure 1).
Force was exerted on each tendon to the point of stretch and complete rupture at the scalloped midsection. The unit used for measurement was megapascals (MPa).
On 9 January, the new midsection was floated into the shipyard and hauled into the drydock area where MSC Sinfonia will remain for the duration of her stay.
An Iranian woman cut out the "Allah" symbol in the middle of the Iranian flag and wrapped the flag around her midsection with the hole in the flag revealing her private parts.
ATHE quest for the elusive six-pack often leaves guys hitting their midsection hard after every workout, thinking more will be better.
Much of this erosion must have occurred around Titan's midsection, where the present-day topography is generally higher and thus more easily worn down.
While it's unquestionably a freshman work, and suffers from a saggy midsection, "Chaos" shows thought-provoking originality, and should garner respectable fest exposure.
NNA - ssociated Press reported that a powerful storm system that erupted Christmas Day with Gulf Coast tornadoes and snow in the nation's midsection headed for the Northeast on Wednesday, spreading blizzard conditions that slowed holiday travel.
"They help to stabilize the midsection, enabling us to bend, twist and stoop.
Injection treatments to protect trees are under development, but the loss of trees in the nation's midsection has been dramatic, causing billions of dollars in economic losses, reducing canopy, and increasing air pollution.
The Sport V is the first of its kind with a midsection transmission equipped with forward, neutral and reverse, making it rugged yet smooth to operate.