epigastric fossa

n.

The slight depression in the midline below the sternum.pit of the stomach

Nearby words

  1. epifocal,
  2. epigamic,
  3. epigastralgia,
  4. epigastric,
  5. epigastric artery,
  6. epigastric hernia,
  7. epigastrium,
  8. epigastrocele,
  9. epigeal,
  10. epigene


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