Origin of hypochondria
Definition for hypochondria (2 of 2)
noun, plural hy·po·chon·dri·a [hahy-puh-kon-dree-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn dri ə/. Anatomy.
Examples from the Web for hypochondria
We know the only thing more hopeless than his hypochondria is his romanticism.
And then when you have kids, you find that your hypochondria can can extend not just to the limits of your own body but to them.A Q&A with Scott Stossel, Author of ‘My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind’|Jesse Singal|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was fear of cancer and a douse of hypochondria that brought me to 23andMe in the first place.23andMe and Me: Why Policymakers Should Set the Genetic Testing Company Free|Charles C. Johnson|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For as long as causes of plague were subjects of debate, less attention, quite reasonably, was given to hypochondria.
And yet Heine's disposition was not naturally inclined to hypochondria.Types of Weltschmerz in German Poetry|Wilhelm Alfred Braun
It is universally admitted that indigestion, hypochondria, and general debility affect this class to a very great extent.The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844|Frederick Engels
Dare we hold that hypochondria and insanity following upon the delirium of persecution are devoid of imagination?Essay on the Creative Imagination|Th. Ribot
All his life he suffered from hypochondria, but curiously traced his malady to the stars rather than to his own liver.English Literature|William J. Long
Coleridge noticed that Wordsworth suffered much from hypochondria.More Pages from a Journal|Mark Rutherford
British Dictionary definitions for hypochondria (1 of 2)
Word Origin for hypochondria
British Dictionary definitions for hypochondria (2 of 2)
noun plural -dria (-drɪə)
Word Origin for hypochondrium
Word Origin and History for hypochondria
1839, "illness without a specific cause," earlier (1660s) "depression or melancholy without real cause," earlier still (late 14c.) ipocondrie "upper abdomen," from Late Latin hypochondria "the abdomen," from Greek hypokhondria (neuter plural of hypokhondrios), from hypo- "under" (see sub-) + khondros "cartilage" (of the breastbone); see grind (v.). Reflecting ancient belief that the viscera of the hypochondria were the seat of melancholy and the source of the vapors that caused such feelings.