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.

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 Forms

hypogastric, 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 forms

hy′po•gastric adj.
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