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hypochondriac

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adjective hy·po·chon·dri·ac \-drē-ˌak\

Definition of hypochondriac

  1. 1 :  hypochondriacal

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being the two regions of the abdomen lying on either side of the epigastric region and above the lumbar regions



Origin of hypochondriac

French hypochondriaque, from Greek hypochondriakos, from hypochondria


First Known Use: 1599


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hypochondriac

noun hy·po·chon·dri·ac

Simple Definition of hypochondriac

  • : a person who is often or always worried about being ill

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hypochondriac

  1. :  one affected by hypochondria

Examples of hypochondriac in a sentence

  1. My brother is a real hypochondriac. Every time he reads about some new disease, he thinks he has it.



1639

First Known Use of hypochondriac

1639


Medical Dictionary

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hypochondriac

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adjective hy·po·chon·dri·ac \-drē-ˌak\

Medical Definition of hypochondriac

  1. 1:  hypochondriacal

  2. 2a:  situated below the costal cartilagesb:  of, relating to, or being the two abdominal regions lying on either side of the epigastric region and above the lumbar regions




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hypochondriac

noun hy·po·chon·dri·ac

Medical Definition of hypochondriac

  1. :  an individual affected with hypochondria or hypochondriasis <a person can be said to be a hypochondriac when his or her preoccupation with health or disease is so intense that it disrupts normal living habits—People>





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