Hypochondrium meaning

hīpə-kŏndrē-əm
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The upper lateral region of the abdomen, marked by the lower ribs.
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Either of the upper lateral abdominal regions containing the lower ribs.
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The upper lateral region of the abdomen, marked by the lower ribs.
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(anatomy) The upper region of the abdomen, below the lower ribs, each side of the epigastrium.
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Origin of hypochondrium

  • New Latin from Greek hupokhondrion abdomen hypochondria

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin hypochondrium, from Ancient Greek ὑποχόνδριον (hupochondrion, “the soft part of the body below the cartilage and above the navel”), from ὑπό (hupo, “below”) + χόνδρος (chondros, “cartilage”).

    From Wiktionary