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[ep-i-gas-trik] /ˌɛp ɪˈgæs trɪk/
lying upon, distributed over, or pertaining to the epigastrium.
Origin of epigastric
1650-60; epigastr(ium) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The philosopher who goes up into the clouds to talk, and prefers gruel to trout before going, makes an epigastric mistake.

    A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed. William Chauncey Bartlett
  • Thus, first, the epigastric artery is very likely to be wounded.

  • I sank back in my chair horrified, with a sinking in the region of the epigastric plexus.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • It is the solar plexus—the epigastric, sympathetic nervous system.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • Wound of the epigastric artery is the chief danger, for in all cases it is close to the neck of the sac.

  • The epigastric region does not affect the brain but the brain affects the epigastric region.

    The Magic Skin Honore de Balzac
  • The pulsation was felt more distinctly in the epigastric region.

  • The torso is divided into three parts: the thoracic, the epigastric and abdominal.

  • The chest is divided into the thoracic centre for the mind, into the epigastric for the soul, and into the abdominal for the life.

  • It leaves the epigastric tissue, so I am informed, a useless wreck.

    Frenzied Fiction Stephen Leacock

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