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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, marked by the lower ribs.

[New Latin, from Greek hupokhondrion, abdomen; see hypochondria.]

hypochondrium

(ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndrɪəm)
n, pl -dria (-drɪə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the upper region of the abdomen on each side of the epigastrium, just below the lowest ribs
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek hupokhondrion; see hypochondria]

hy•po•chon•dri•um

(ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn dri əm)

n., pl. -dri•a (-dri ə)
either of two regions of the upper abdomen, around the lower ribs.
[1690–1700; < New Latin < Greek hypochóndrion abdomen. See hypochondria, -ium2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypochondrium - the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
abdomen, belly, stomach, venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
Translations
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hy·po·chon·dri·um

n. hipocondrio, parte del abdomen a cada lado del epigastrio.
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No longer were hypochondria and melancholia so closely linked--though they were also not as distinct as we understand them to be now--nor was this disease of the spleen or hypochondrium any longer conceived of simply as a physical malady.
The danger signs are pain in the right hypochondrium - located just under the ribs - often radiating towards the right shoulder blade or between the shoulders.
Abdominal pain was localized to the left hypochondrium and left lumbar regions, aggravated by lying straight and relieved by standing up.