hypogastrium

[ hahy-puh-gas-tree-uh m ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈgæs tri əm /
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noun, plural hy·po·gas·tri·a [hahy-puh-gas-tree-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈgæs tri ə/. Anatomy.

the lower and median part of the abdomen.

Nearby words

  1. hypoganglionosis,
  2. hypogastric,
  3. hypogastric artery,
  4. hypogastric nerve,
  5. hypogastric vein,
  6. hypogastroschisis,
  7. hypogeal,
  8. hypogene,
  9. hypogenesis,
  10. hypogenetic

Origin of hypogastrium

1675–85; < New Latin < Greek hypogástrion, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + gastríon (gastr-, stem of gastḗr paunch + -ion diminutive suffix)

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British Dictionary definitions for hypogastrium

hypogastrium

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈɡæstrɪəm) /

noun plural -tria (-trɪə)

anatomy the lower front central region of the abdomen, below the navel
Derived Formshypogastric, adjective

Word Origin for hypogastrium

C17: from New Latin, from Greek hupogastrion, from hypo- + gastrion, diminutive of gastēr stomach

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Medicine definitions for hypogastrium

hypogastrium

[ hī′pə-găstrē-əm ]

n. pl. hy•po•gas•tri•a (-trē-ə)

pubic region
Related formshy′po•gastric adj.


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