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A person affected with hypochondria.
1. Relating to or affected with hypochondria.
2. Anatomy Relating to or located in the hypochondrium.

hy′po·chon·dri′a·cal (-kŏn-drī′ə-kəl) adj.
hy′po·chon·dri′a·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.hypochondriacal - suffering from hypochondria
psychoneurotic, neurotic - affected with emotional disorder
References in classic literature ?
A hypochondriacal tendency had shown itself in the banker's constitution of late; and a lack of sleep, which was really only a slight exaggeration of an habitual dyspeptic symptom, had been dwelt on by him as a sign of threatening insanity.
What is certain is that for the present my studies, without method and without stint, began to tell upon my health, and that my nerves gave way in all manner of hypochondriacal fears.
Was the new patient only a hypochondriacal woman, whose malady was a disordered stomach and whose misfortune was a weak brain?
The young gentleman, after anxiously feeling his shirt-collar as if it were his pulse and he were hypochondriacal, observed, 'That he had heard it noticed by fellers.
Moreover Raskolnikov's hypochondriacal condition was proved by many witnesses, by Dr.
This hypochondriacal fear of hierarchy is the defining characteristic that elevates Third Wave or Black feminism above that of the liberal women's right movement.
Hypochondriacal Patients' Appraisal of Health and Physical Risk, Am J Psychiatry, 158: 783-787.
But that word does not occur in the novel, and Thomas Arnold's 1782-86 Observations on the Nature, Kinds, Causes and Prevention of Insanity, the most important psychological nosology of the period, separates nostalgic anxiety from the hypochondriacal anxiety that is subject to depression.
There is a meeting in the Park with Hugh Whitbread an old childhood friend, impeccably dressed, a petty court functionary with the latest tales of a neurasthenic, hypochondriacal wife.
The Illness Attitude Scales: a clinimetric index for assessing hypochondriacal fears and beliefs.
But according to a new study published in the December issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, it looks like the increase is more than a hypochondriacal diet fad.