noun, plural epigastria [ep-i-gas-tree-uh] . Anatomy.
the upper and median part of the abdomen, lying over the stomach.

1675–85; < Neo-Latin < Greek epigástrion, noun use of neuter of epigástrios over the stomach. See epi-, gastr-, ium

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epigastrium (ˌɛpɪˈɡæstrɪəm)
n , pl -tria
the upper middle part of the abdomen, above the navel and below the breast
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek epi- + gastrion, from gastēr stomach]

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epigastrium ep·i·gas·tri·um (ěp'ĭ-gās'trē-əm)
n. pl. ep·i·gas·tri·a (-trē-ə)
The highest of three median regions of the abdomen, lying above the umbilical region and between the hypochondriac regions.

ep'i·gas'tric (-trĭk) adj.
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