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[hahy-puh-gas-tree-uh m] /ˌhaɪ pəˈgæs tri əm/
noun, plural hypogastria
[hahy-puh-gas-tree-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈgæs tri ə/ (Show IPA).
the lower and median part of the abdomen.
Origin of hypogastrium
1675-85; < New Latin < Greek hypogástrion, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + gastríon (gastr-, stem of gastḗr paunch + -ion diminutive suffix) Unabridged
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noun (pl) -tria (-trɪə)
(anatomy) the lower front central region of the abdomen, below the navel
Derived Forms
hypogastric, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, from Greek hupogastrion, from hypo- + gastrion, diminutive of gastēr stomach
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hypogastrium in Medicine

hypogastrium hy·po·gas·tri·um (hī'pə-gās'trē-əm)
n. pl. hy·po·gas·tri·a (-trē-ə)
See pubic region.

hy'po·gas'tric adj.
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