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hypochondrium

[ hahy-puh-kon-dree-uhm ]

noun

, Anatomy.
, plural hy·po·chon·dri·a [hahy-p, uh, -, kon, -dree-, uh].
  1. either of two regions of the abdomen, situated on each side of the epigastrium and above the lumbar regions.


hypochondrium

/ ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndrɪəm /

noun

  1. anatomy the upper region of the abdomen on each side of the epigastrium, just below the lowest ribs


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hypochondrium1

1690–1700; < New Latin < Greek hypochóndrion abdomen. See hypochondria, -ium

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hypochondrium1

C17: from New Latin, from Greek hupokhondrion; see hypochondria

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Example Sentences

At first coldness in the feet, then stinging and pressing pains in the right hypochondrium.

He had four paroxysms before the doctor saw him, the last one being attended by much pain in the left hypochondrium.

He was in no doubt about it, but at once pointed to the part of the belly nearest the left hypochondrium.

Page 252: "hypochrondrium" changed to "hypochondrium" (fixed pain in the left hypochondrium).

Frequently it extends from the epigastrium to the back and chest and into the right and left hypochondrium.

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