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epigastria

epigastria is a plural form of epigastrium

epigastrium

Definition:

the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Related to:

epigastric

Derivative:

epigastric

Plurals:

epigastria | epigastriums

Type of:

area » body part » part » thing

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

late Latin from Greek epigastrion, neuter of epigastrios "over the belly", from...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Epigastrium | epigastric region

the upper central region of the abdomen. It's located between the costal margins and the subcostal plane. The epigastrium is one of the nine anatomical regions of the abdomen, along with the right and left hypochondria, right and left lateral regions, ... (41 of 353 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Epigastrium

Wiktionary:

epigastrium [anatomy] | epigastria [plural]

The upper middle region of the abdomen, between the umbilical and hypochondriac regions. (13 of 15 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/epigastrium

Collins Dictionary:

epigastrium | epigastria [plural] | epigastric [derived] | epigastrial [adjective, derived]

the upper middle part of the abdomen, above the navel and below the breast (14 of 288 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/epigastrium

Oxford Dictionary:

epigastrium | epigastria [plural] | epigastric [derived]

Syllabification: (ep·i·gas·tri·um) | [anatomy] | the part of the upper abdomen immediately over the stomach. (13 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/epigastrium

epigastrium [anatomy] | epigastria [plural] | epigastric [derived]

the part of the upper abdomen immediately over the stomach (10 of 55 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/epigastrium

New World Dictionary:

epigastrium [anatomy] | epigastria

the upper middle portion of the abdomen, including the area over and in front of the stomach (17 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epigastrium

American Heritage Dictionary:

epigastrium | epigastria [plural] | epigastric [adjective, related]

The upper middle region of the abdomen. (7 of 34 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epigastrium

Random House Dictionary:

epigastrium [anatomy] | epigastria [plural]

the upper and median part of the abdomen, lying over the stomach. (12 of 22 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/epigastrium

Merriam-Webster:

region | field [synonym, sense-specific] | area [synonym, sense-specific] | demesne [synonym, sense-specific] | zone [synonym, sense-specific] | corner [similar, sense-specific] | section [similar, sense-specific] | locale [similar, sense-specific] | locality [similar, sense-specific] | ...

an administrative area, division, or district ; especially, the basic administrative unit for local government in Scotland | an indefinite area of the ... (22 of 267 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/region

Britannica Encyclopedia:

region [geography]

in the social sciences, a cohesive area that is homogeneous in selected defining criteria and is distinguished from neighbouring areas or regions by ... (23 of 250 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/496048​/region

Macmillan British Dictionary:

region [countable] | regions [plural] | in the region of | the regions

a large area of land whose politics, geography, or culture is different from other areas | a particular area of your body | "in the region of": used ... (26 of 112 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/region

Columbia Encyclopedia:

area

measure of the size of a surface region, usually expressed in units that are the square of linear units, e.g., square feet or square meters. In ... (26 of 86 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0804617​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

region | in the region of

a particular area or part of the world, of the body, etc., or any of the large official areas into which a country is divided | "in the region of": ... (29 of 65 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/region

Encarta Dictionary:

epigastrium | epigastria [plural]

the upper middle part of the abdomen (7 of 40 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608819​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

epigastrium | epigastria [plural]

First use: late 17th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek epigastrion, neuter of epigastrios "over the belly", from epi "upon" + gastēr "belly"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/epigastrium

New World Dictionary:

epigastrium [anatomy]

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek epigastrion, neuter of epigastrios, over the stomach from epi-, upon + gastēr, the stomach: see "gastro-"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epigastrium

American Heritage Dictionary:

epigastrium | epigastria [plural]

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epigastrium

Collins Dictionary:

epigastrium | epigastria [plural]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from New Latin, from Greek epi- + gastrion, from gastēr stomach

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/epigastrium

Encarta Dictionary:

epigastrium | epigastria [plural]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek epigastrion from epigastrios "over the stomach" from gaster "stomach"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608819​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

epigastrium | epigastria [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "epigastrium"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/epigastrium

the Free Dictionary:

epigastrium

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "epigastrium"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "epigastrium"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "epigastrium" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/epigastrium

Google Dictionary:

epigastrium | epigastria [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "epigastrium"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=epigastrium

YourDictionary Audio:

epigastrium

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "epigastrium"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epigastrium

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