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hypochondrium

[hahy-puh-kon-dree-uh m]
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noun, plural hy·po·chon·dri·a [hahy-puh-kon-dree-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn dri ə/. Anatomy.
  1. either of two regions of the abdomen, situated on each side of the epigastrium and above the lumbar regions.

Origin of hypochondrium

1690–1700; < New Latin < Greek hypochóndrion abdomen. See hypochondria, -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for hypochondrium

hypochondrium

noun plural -dria (-drɪə)
  1. anatomy the upper region of the abdomen on each side of the epigastrium, just below the lowest ribs

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin, from Greek hupokhondrion; see hypochondria
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hypochondrium in Medicine

hypochondrium

(hī′pə-kŏndrē-əm)
n. pl. hy•po•chon•dri•a (-drē-ə)
  1. The upper lateral region of the abdomen on either side of the epigastrium and below the lower ribs.
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