hypochondriac


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hy·po·chon·dri·ac

 (hī′pə-kŏn′drē-ăk′)
n.
A person affected with hypochondria.
adj.
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.

hypochondriac

(ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndrɪˌæk)
n
(Psychiatry) a person suffering from hypochondria
adj
1. (Psychiatry) relating to or suffering from hypochondria
2. (Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the hypochondrium
ˌhypochonˈdriacally adv

hy•po•chon•dri•ac

(ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn driˌæk)

adj.
1. Also, hy`po•chon•dri′a•cal (-kənˈdraɪ ə kəl) pertaining to, suffering from, or produced by hypochondria.
2. of or pertaining to the hypochondrium.
n.
3. a person suffering from or subject to hypochondria.
[1605–15; < New Latin hypochondriacus < Greek hypochondriakós affected in the upper abdomen. See hypochondria, -ac]
hy`po•chon•dri′a•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypochondriac - a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
patient - a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
Adj.1.hypochondriac - suffering from hypochondria
psychoneurotic, neurotic - affected with emotional disorder

hypochondriac

noun neurotic, valetudinarian He was dismissed as a hypochondriac - until tests showed he had thyroid cancer.
Translations
hypokondrinenylävatsa

hypochondriac

[ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndrɪæk]
A. ADJhipocondríaco
B. Nhipocondríaco/a m/f

hypochondriac

[ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndriæk] nhypocondriaque mf

hypochondriac

nHypochonder m
adj (also hypochondriacal)hypochondrisch

hypochondriac

[ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndrɪæk] nipocondriaco/a

hy·po·chon·dri·ac

n., a. hipocondríaco-a, hipocóndrico-a, que cree haber contraido alguna enfermedad cuando goza de salud y se preocupa por ello.

hypochondriac

n (ant) hipocondríaco or hipocondriaco -ca mf
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