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[hahy-puh-kon-dree-uh m] /ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn dri əm/
noun, plural hypochondria
[hahy-puh-kon-dree-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn dri ə/ (Show IPA).
either of two regions of the abdomen, situated on each side of the epigastrium and above the lumbar regions.
Origin of hypochondrium
1690-1700; < New Latin < Greek hypochóndrion abdomen. See hypochondria, -ium Unabridged
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noun (pl) -dria (-drɪə)
(anatomy) the upper region of the abdomen on each side of the epigastrium, just below the lowest ribs
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, from Greek hupokhondrion; see hypochondria
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hypochondrium hy·po·chon·dri·um (hī'pə-kŏn'drē-əm)
n. pl. hy·po·chon·dri·a (-drē-ə)
The upper lateral region of the abdomen on either side of the epigastrium and below the lower ribs.

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