hypochondrium

hypochondrium

[hahy-puh-kon-dree-uhm] .
noun, plural hypochondria [hahy-puh-kon-dree-uh] . Anatomy.
either of two regions of the abdomen, situated on each side of the epigastrium and above the lumbar regions.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Neo-Latin < Greek hypochóndrion abdomen. See hypochondria, -ium

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hypochondrium (ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndrɪəm)
 
n , pl -dria
anatomy the upper region of the abdomen on each side of the epigastrium, just below the lowest ribs
 
[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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