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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Over the stomach; -- applied to two of the areas of the carapace of crabs. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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  • epigastric — EPIGÁSTRIC, Ă, epigastrici, ce, adj. Care ţine de epigastru, privitor la epigastru. – Din fr. épigastrique. Trimis de viomih, 10.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  epigástric adj. → gastric Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic … …   Dicționar Român

  • epigastric — [ep΄i gas′trik] adj. 1. of or located within the epigastrium 2. of or pertaining to the front walls of the abdomen …   English World dictionary

  • epigastric — Relating to the epigastrium. * * * epi·gas·tric .ep ə gas trik adj 1) lying upon or over the stomach 2 a) of or relating to the anterior walls of the abdomen <epigastric veins> b) of or relating to the abdominal region lying between the… …   Medical dictionary

  • epigastric — adjective 1. of or relating to the anterior walls of the abdomen epigastric artery • Pertains to noun: ↑abdominal wall • Derivationally related forms: ↑epigastrium 2. lying on or over the stomach • Pertains to noun: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • epigastric — adjective Date: circa 1678 1. lying upon or over the stomach 2. a. of, relating to, supplying, or draining the anterior walls of the abdomen b. of or relating to the abdominal region …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epigastric — /ep i gas trik/, adj. lying upon, distributed over, or pertaining to the epigastrium. [1650 60; EPIGASTR(IUM) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • epigastric — adjective Of or pertaining to the epigastrium …   Wiktionary

  • epigàstric — e|pi|gàs|tric Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • epigastric — adj. of or pertaining to the upper and middle abdomen (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epigastric — ep·i·gas·tric …   English syllables

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