• WordNet 3.6
    • adj epigastric lying on or over the stomach
    • adj epigastric of or relating to the anterior walls of the abdomen "epigastric artery"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Epigastric (Zoöl) Over the stomach; -- applied to two of the areas of the carapace of crabs.
    • Epigastric (Anat) Pertaining to the epigastrium, or to the epigastric region.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • epigastric Lying upon, distributed over, or pertaining to the abdomen or the stomach. Also, rarely, epigastræal, epigastral, epigastrial.
    • epigastric Superficial, a recurrent branch of the femoral supplying: the abdominal walls below the umbilicus.
    • epigastric Superior, the abdominal branch of the internal mammary.
    • n epigastric An epigastric artery.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. over the belly; 'epi` upon + belly: cf. F. épigastrique,


In literature:

Franck observed in the Hospital of Colmar a woman with the heart in the epigastric region.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
No man's epigastric can stand it.
"The Veiled Lady" by F. Hopkinson Smith
It leaves the epigastric tissue, so I am informed, a useless wreck.
"Frenzied Fiction" by Stephen Leacock
The torso is divided into three parts: the thoracic, the epigastric and abdominal.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Another prominent symptom is a sense of heaviness and heat in the epigastric region, after partaking of food.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The lines of incision required to avoid the epigastric artery.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
They were found of much value when applied to the epigastric region, for the purpose of arresting the vomiting.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Orchitis and epigastric reflex, 252.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
On the other hand, jaundice and tenderness in the epigastric zone are more common than in typhoid fever.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In news:

On arrival, he described epigastric pain, and swelling of the upper abdomen .
A 70-year-old man presented to his primary care physician with postprandial epigastric pain.
A 37-year-old man presented with sudden onset of epigastric abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomitting.
On arrival, he described epigastric pain, and swelling of the upper abdomen.