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hypochondrium

 [hi″po-kon´dre-um] (pl. hypochon´dria)
the upper abdominal region on either side, just below the thorax; called also hypochondriac region. adj., adj hypochon´�drial.
Left and right hypochondrium (hypochondriac region). From Lammon et al., 1995.

hy·po·chon·dri·ac re·gion

the region on each side of the abdomen covered by the costal cartilages; it is lateral to the epigastric region.
Synonym(s): hypochondrium [TA], regio hypochondriaca

hypochondrium

(hī′pə-kŏn′drē-əm)
n. pl. hypochon·dria (-drē-ə)
The upper lateral region of the abdomen, marked by the lower ribs.

hypochondrium

The region of the abdomen immediately below the cartilages that join the lower ribs on either side to the breastbone. The term, literally, means ‘below the cartilages’.
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