from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as hypochondrium.

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

  • noun Hypochondriasis.

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

  • noun Dated form of hypochondriasis.


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  • To the second, which is busied either in refining the good nourishment or expelling the bad, is chiefly belonging the liver, like in colour to congealed blood, the shop of blood, situate in the right hypochondry, in figure like to a half-moon, generosum membrum Melancthon styles it, a generous part; it serves to turn the chylus to blood, for the nourishment of the body.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • If from the liver, there is usually a pain in the right hypochondry.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • If from the spleen, hardness and grief in the left hypochondry, a rumbling, much appetite and small digestion, Avicenna.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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