hypochondrium

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English[edit]

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Hypochondrium

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin hypochondrium, from Ancient Greek ὑποχόνδριον (hupokhóndrion, the soft part of the body below the cartilage and above the navel), from ὑπό (hupó, below) + χόνδρος (khóndros, cartilage).

Noun[edit]

hypochondrium (plural hypochondria)

  1. (anatomy) The upper region of the abdomen, below the lower ribs, each side of the epigastrium.

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