hypochondrium

hypochondrium
SYN: hypochondriac region. [L. fr. G. hypochondrion, abdomen, belly, from hypo, under, + chondros, cartilage (of ribs)]

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hy·po·chon·dri·um -'kän-drē-əm n, pl -dria -drē-ə either hypochondriac region of the body

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n.
the upper lateral portion of the abdomen, situated beneath the lower ribs.
hypochondriac adj.

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hy·po·chon·dri·um (hi″po-konґdre-əm) pl. hypochonґdria [hypo- + Gr. chondros cartilage] [TA] either of the superolateral regions of the abdomen, lateral to the epigastric region, overlying the costal cartilages. Called also regio hypochondriaca [TA alternative].

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Hypochondrium — Hy po*chon dri*um, n.; pl. L. {Hypochondria}, E. {Hypochondriums}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, from ? under the cartilage of the breastbone; ? under + ? cartilage.] (Anat.) Either of the hypochondriac regions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypochondrĭum — (griech., Regio hypochondriaca), Teil der Oberbauchgegend, s. Bauch …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hypochondrium — Hypochondrĭum (grch., Regĭo hypochondriăca) oder Rippenweiche, Gegend des Unterleibes unter den Rippen, im Gegensatz zu der darunter liegenden Darmweiche (Regĭo iliăca), die an das Darmbein grenzt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • hypochondrium — [hī΄pō kän′drē əm, hip΄ōkän′drē əm] n. pl. hypochondria [hī΄pō kän′drēə, hip΄ō kän′drēə] [ModL: see HYPOCHONDRIA] either of the upper lateral abdominal regions containing the lower ribs …   English World dictionary

  • Hypochondrium — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = regio hypochondriaca GraySubject = 246 GrayPage = 1149 Caption = Thorax and abdomen. This image shows an older definition of hypochondrium, where it is the abdominal region posterior (beneath) the lowest… …   Wikipedia

  • hypochondrium —    The regions of the belly below the ribcage and to the sides, as in left or right hypochondrium …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • hypochondrium — /huy peuh kon dree euhm/, n., pl. hypochondria / dree euh/. Anat. either of two regions of the abdomen, situated on each side of the epigastrium and above the lumbar regions. [1690 1700; < NL < Gk hypochóndrion abdomen. See HYPOCHONDRIA, IUM] * * …   Universalium

  • hypochondrium — noun The upper region of the abdomen, below the lower ribs, each side of the epigastrium …   Wiktionary

  • Hypochondrium — Hypo|chọn|drium [zu gr. ὑποχονδριος = unter dem Brustknorpel liegend] s; s, ...drien [...ien]: = Regio hypochondriaca …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Hypochondrium — Hy|po|chon|dri|um* das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] <zu gr. hypochóndrion (vgl. ↑hypochondrisch) u. ↑...ium> seitlich unter den Rippenknorpeln befindliche Oberbauchregion (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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