Epigastric region
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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