[ep-i-gas-tree-uh m] /ˌɛp ɪˈgæs tri əm/
noun, plural epigastria
[ep-i-gas-tree-uh] /ˌɛp ɪˈgæs tri ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the upper and median part of the abdomen, lying over the stomach.
noun (pl) -tria (-trɪə)
the upper middle part of the abdomen, above the navel and below the breast
epigastrium ep·i·gas·tri·um (ěp’ĭ-gās’trē-əm)
n. pl. ep·i·gas·tri·a (-trē-ə)
The highest of three median regions of the abdomen, lying above the umbilical region and between the hypochondriac regions.
ep’i·gas’tric (-trĭk) adj.
epigastrocele ep·i·gas·tro·cele (ěp’ĭ-gās’trə-sēl’) n. A hernia located in the epigastric region.
[ep-i-jee-uh l] /ˌɛp ɪˈdʒi əl/ adjective 1. Entomology. living near the surface of the ground, as on low herbs or other surface vegetation. 2. Botany. . /ˌɛpɪˈdʒiːəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to seed germination in which the cotyledons appear above the ground because of the growth of the hypocotyl 2. living or growing on […]
[ep-i-jeen] /ˈɛp ɪˌdʒin/ adjective, Geology. 1. formed or originating on the earth’s surface (opposed to ). /ˈɛpɪˌdʒiːn/ adjective 1. formed or taking place at or near the surface of the earth Compare hypogene
[ep-i-jen-uh-sis] /ˌɛp ɪˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/ noun 1. Biology. the theory that an embryo develops from the successive differentiation of an originally undifferentiated structure (opposed to ). 2. Genetics. the approximately stepwise process by which genetic information is modified and translated into the substance and behavior of an organism. See also . 3. Geology. ore deposition […]