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n. pl. ep·i·gas·tri·a (-trē-ə)
The upper middle region of the abdomen.

[New Latin, from Greek epigastrion, from neuter of epigastrios, over the belly : epi-, epi- + gastēr, gastr-, stomach.]

ep′i·gas′tric (-trĭk) adj.
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(ˌɛp ɪˈgæs trɪk)

lying upon, distributed over, or pertaining to the epigastrium.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.epigastric - of or relating to the anterior walls of the abdomen; "epigastric artery"
2.epigastric - lying on or over the stomach
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a. epigástrico-a, rel. al epigastrio;
___ reflexreflejo ___.
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adj epigástrico
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