hypogastria

hypogastrium

[hahy-puh-gas-tree-uhm]
noun, plural hypogastria [hahy-puh-gas-tree-uh] . Anatomy.
the lower and median part of the abdomen.

Origin:
1675–85; < Neo-Latin < Greek hypogástrion, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + gastríon (gastr-, stem of gastḗr paunch + -ion diminutive suffix)

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hypogastrium (ˌhaɪpəˈɡæstrɪəm)
 
n , pl -tria
anatomy the lower front central region of the abdomen, below the navel
 
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek hupogastrion, from hypo- + gastrion, diminutive of gastēr stomach]
 
hypo'gastric
 
adj

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hypogastrium hy·po·gas·tri·um (hī'pə-gās'trē-əm)
n. pl. hy·po·gas·tri·a (-trē-ə)
See pubic region.


hy'po·gas'tric adj.
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