from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lying upon, distributed over, or pertaining to the abdomen or the stomach. Also, rarely, epigastræal, epigastral, epigastrial.
  • Superficial, a recurrent branch of the femoral supplying: the abdominal walls below the umbilicus.
  • Superior, the abdominal branch of the internal mammary.
  • noun An epigastric artery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to the epigastrium, or to the epigastric region.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Over the stomach; -- applied to two of the areas of the carapace of crabs.
  • adjective (Anat.) An arbitrary division of the abdomen above the umbilical and between the two hypochondriac regions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the epigastrium

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lying on or over the stomach
  • adjective of or relating to the anterior walls of the abdomen


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