epigastric

adjective

epi·​gas·​tric ˌe-pi-ˈga-strik How to pronounce epigastric (audio)
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

Examples of epigastric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Right, spiderlings more than 20 days old suckle a milky substance directly from their mother’s epigastric furrow. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2018 In the vast majority of cases, this type of pain in the epigastric area is related to an acid issue, like acid reflux or heartburn, according to Dr. Brauning. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 6 Sep. 2022 After that came breast reconstruction with a deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap procedure. NBC News, 26 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of epigastric was circa 1678

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Cite this Entry

“Epigastric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigastric. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

epigastric

adjective
epi·​gas·​tric ˌep-ə-ˈgas-trik How to pronounce epigastric (audio)
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 hypochondriac regions and above the umbilical region
epigastric distress
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