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hypochondrium

[ hahy-puh-kon-dree-uhm ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn dri əm /
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noun, plural hy·po·chon·dri·a [hahy-puh-kon-dree-uh]. /ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn dri ə/. Anatomy.
either of two regions of the abdomen, situated on each side of the epigastrium and above the lumbar regions.
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Origin of hypochondrium

1690–1700; <New Latin <Greek hypochóndrion abdomen. See hypochondria, -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for hypochondrium

hypochondrium
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndrɪəm) /

noun plural -dria (-drɪə)
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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