Etymology
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epigastrium (n.)

1680s, Modern Latin, from Greek epigastrion "region of the abdomen from the breasts to the navel," neuter of epigastrios "over the belly," from epi "on, above" (see epi-) + gaster "stomach" (see gastric). The region below the navel is the hypogastrium.

updated on September 07, 2014

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Definitions of epigastrium from WordNet

epigastrium (n.)
the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum);
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