hypochondrium n : the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium [also: hypochondria (pl)]
Nounhypochondrium (plural hypochondria)
upper region of the abdomen
- Czech: podžebří
The hypochondrium is the upper part of the abdomen caudal to the lowest ribs of the thorax. The word derives from the Greek term hupokhondros, meaning abdomen, or literally under cartilage.
The liver is found in the right hypochondrium.