Hypochondriacal



[hahy-puh-kon-dree-ak] /ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn driˌæk/

adjective
1.
Also, hypochondriacal, H05/H0509000 hahy-poh-kuh n-drahy-uh-kuh l, ˌhaɪ poʊ kənˈdraɪ ə kəl. Psychiatry.

2.
Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to the .
noun
3.
Psychiatry. a person suffering from or subject to hypochondria.
4.
a person who worries or talks excessively about his or her health.
/ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndrɪˌæk/
noun
1.
a person suffering from hypochondria
adjective
2.
relating to or suffering from hypochondria
3.
(anatomy) of or relating to the hypochondrium
adj.

1590s, “pertaining to the hypochondria,” also “afflicted with melancholy,” from French hypocondriaque (16c.), from Medieval Latin hypochondriacus, from Greek hypokhondriakos “pertaining to the upper abdomen,” from hypokhondria (see hypochondria). The noun is from 1630s, “melancholy person;” in the modern sense from 1888.

hypochondriac hy·po·chon·dri·ac (hī’pə-kŏn’drē-āk’)
n.
A person afflicted with hypochondria. adj.

hy’po·chon·dri’a·cal (-kŏn-drī’ə-kəl) adj.
hypochondriac [(heye-puh-kon-dree-ak)]

A person who constantly believes he or she is ill or about to become ill.

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