Mid"riff (?), n. [AS. midhrif; midd mid, middle + hrif bowels, womb; akin to OFries. midref midriff, rif, ref, belly, OHG. href body, and to L. corpus body. See Corpse.] Anat.

See Diaphragm, n., 2.

Smote him into the midriff with a stone. Milton.

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