epigastric fossa

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Noun1.epigastric fossa - a slight depression in the midline just below the sternum (where a blow can affect the solar plexus)
stomach, tum, tummy, breadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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Susan Moore, of supply agency STC which raised the alarm in the North, said: "I am sick to the pit of stomach.
It was an incident which sickened to the very pit of stomachs and Hearts manager Jim Jefferies admitted he would not be surprised to see Lennon chuck it after this latest chapter in a horror catalogue of attacks on him which have included death threats and the sending of parcel bombs.
But within 15 minutes the soaring elation was replaced with a familiar feeling in the pit of stomachs that Wolves fans know so well.