- either of two regions of the abdomen, situated on each side of the epigastrium and above the lumbar regions.
Origin of hypochondrium
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Page 252: "hypochrondrium" changed to "hypochondrium" (fixed pain in the left hypochondrium).
- anatomy the upper region of the abdomen on each side of the epigastrium, just below the lowest ribs
Word Origin for hypochondrium
C17: from New Latin, from Greek hupokhondrion; see hypochondria
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- The upper lateral region of the abdomen on either side of the epigastrium and below the lower ribs.
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