Other Word Forms of Hypochondria
Origin of Hypochondria
Late Latin abdomen from Greek hupokhondria pl. of hupokhondrion abdomen (held to be the seat of melancholy) from neuter of hupokhondrios under the cartilage of the breastbone hupo- hypo- khondros cartilage ghrendh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Medieval Latin hypochondria (“the morbid condition so called, supposed to have its seat in the upper part of the abdomen”), from New Latin hypochondrium (see hypochondrium for more).
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