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[hahy-puh-gas-tree-uh m]
noun, plural hy·po·gas·tri·a [hahy-puh-gas-tree-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈgæs tri ə/. Anatomy.
  1. the lower and median part of the abdomen.
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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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noun plural -tria (-trɪə)
  1. anatomy the lower front central region of the abdomen, below the navel
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Derived Formshypogastric, adjective

Word Origin

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


n. pl. hy•po•gas•tri•a (-trē-ə)
  1. pubic region
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Related formshy′po•gastric adj.
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