- the upper and median part of the abdomen, lying over the stomach.
Origin of epigastrium
Examples from the Web for epigastrium
Historical Examples of epigastrium
Epigastrium: the first entire ventral sclerite of the abdomen.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
He worshipped, as he said, his "Fe-fo-fum," The goddess of the epigastrium.The Book of Humorous Verse
Some tenderness was present in the epigastrium and towards the spleen.
The epigastrium was somewhat tender, but there were no marked symptoms.
It was accompanied also by violent pains and great swelling of the epigastrium.The Notting Hill Mystery
- the upper middle part of the abdomen, above the navel and below the breast
Word Origin for epigastrium
- The highest of three median regions of the abdomen, lying above the umbilical region and between the hypochondriac regions.