Hypochondrium

Hypochondrium

[hahy-puh-kon-dree-uhm]
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.

See also

Additional images

References

External links

Search another word or see hypochondriumon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;