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  1. lying upon, distributed over, or pertaining to the epigastrium.
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Origin of epigastric

First recorded in 1650–60; epigastr(ium) + -ic
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Examples from the Web for epigastric

Historical Examples of epigastric

  • Thus, first, the epigastric artery is very likely to be wounded.

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery

    Joseph Bell

  • It is the solar plexus—the epigastric, sympathetic nervous system.

    The Social Gangster

    Arthur B. Reeve

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

    The Magic Skin

    Honore de Balzac

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

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

    Frenzied Fiction

    Stephen Leacock