hypochondrium definition

  • noun:
    • The upper lateral area for the stomach, marked because of the reduced ribs.
    • top of the area for the stomach, below the reduced ribs, each side of the epigastrium.
    • Either of this hypochondriac regions.
    • In anatomy: In human anat, a superior and horizontal part of the abdomen, beneath the reduced ribs; the particular elements of the stomach, situated on either region of the epigastrium, above the lumbar regions. See stomach regions, under stomach.
    • Some abdominal area corresponding to the overhead, because the flank or side of the rump of a bird; an iliac region.
    • plural In entomology, two lateral pieces at the base of the abdomen beneath, behind the metasternum and posterior coxæ: so called bv Kirby.
    • the top of region of the stomach just underneath the lowest ribs on either region of the epigastrium

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