[ ep-i-gas-tree-uhm ]
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noun,plural ep·i·gas·tri·a [ep-i-gas-tree-uh]. /ˌɛp ɪˈgæs tri ə/. Anatomy.
  1. the upper and median part of the abdomen, lying over the stomach.

Origin of epigastrium

1675–85; <New Latin <Greek epigástrion, noun use of neuter of epigástrios over the stomach. See epi-, gastr-, -ium

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/ (ˌɛpɪˈɡæstrɪəm) /

nounplural -tria (-trɪə)
  1. the upper middle part of the abdomen, above the navel and below the breast

Origin of epigastrium

C17: from New Latin, from Greek epi- + gastrion, from gastēr stomach

Derived forms of epigastrium

  • epigastric or epigastrial, adjective

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