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hypochondriac

 [hi″po-kon´dre-ak]
1. pertaining to the hypochondrium.
2. pertaining to hypochondriasis.
3. a person affected with hypochondriasis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·po·chon·dri·ac

(hī-pō-kon'drē-ak), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
1. A person with a somatic overconcern, including morbid attention to the details of bodily functioning and exaggeration of any symptoms no matter how insignificant.
2. A person manifesting hypochondriasis.
3. Beneath the ribs; relating to the hypochondrium.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hypochondriac

(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.
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hypochondriac

adjective
(1) Referring to hypochondriasis (hypochondriacal is more common).
(2) Referring to the hypochondriac region, hypochondrium TA.
 
noun A person with hypochondriasis, see there.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

hypochondriac

adjective
1. Referring to hypochondriasis–less commonly used than hypochondriacal.
2. Referring to the hypochondriac region, hypochondrium noun An individual with hypochondriasis, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hy·po·chon·dri·ac

(hī'pō-kon'drē-ak)
1. A person with a somatic overconcern, including morbid attention to the details of bodily functioning and exaggeration of any symptoms no matter how insignificant.
2. A person manifesting hypochondriasis.
3. Beneath the ribs; relating to the hypochondrium.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hypochondriac

A person manifesting HYPOCHONDRIASIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hy·po·chon·dri·ac

(hī'pō-kon'drē-ak) Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
1. A person with a somatic overconcern, including morbid attention to the details of bodily functioning and exaggeration of any symptoms no matter how insignificant.
2. Beneath the ribs.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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