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[hahy-puh-kon-dree-uh m] /ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn dri əm/

noun, plural hypochondria
[hahy-puh-kon-dree-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn dri ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
either of two regions of the abdomen, situated on each side of the epigastrium and above the lumbar regions.
noun (pl) -dria (-drɪə)
(anatomy) the upper region of the abdomen on each side of the epigastrium, just below the lowest ribs

hypochondrium hy·po·chon·dri·um (hī’pə-kŏn’drē-əm)
n. pl. hy·po·chon·dri·a (-drē-ə)
The upper lateral region of the abdomen on either side of the epigastrium and below the lower ribs.


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