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epigastric


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epigastric  \Ep`i*gas"tric\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  over  the  belly;  'epi`  upon 
  +  ?  belly:  cf  F.  ['e]pigastrique.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  Pertaining  to  the  epigastrium,  or  to  the 
  epigastric  region. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Over  the  stomach;  --  applied  to  two  of  the 
  areas  of  the  carapace  of  crabs. 
 
  {Epigastric  region}.  (Anat.) 
  a  The  whole  upper  part  of  the  abdomen. 
  b  An  arbitrary  division  of  the  abdomen  above  the 
  umbilical  and  between  the  two  hypochondriac  regions. 




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