Ep`i*gas"tric (?), a. [Gr. over the belly; upon + belly: cf. F. 'epigastrique.]

1. Anat.

Pertaining to the epigastrium, or to the epigastric region.

2. Zool.

Over the stomach; -- applied to two of the areas of the carapace of crabs.

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.


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