3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hypochondria \Hy'po*chon"dri*a\, noun [NL.] (Med.) An excessive concern about one's own health, particularly a morbid worry about illnesses which a person imagines are affecting him, often focusing on specific symptoms; also called {hypochondriasis}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hypochondrium \Hy'po*chon"dri*um\, noun; pl. L. {Hypochondria}, E. {Hypochondriums}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, from ? under the cartilage of the breastbone; ? under + ? cartilage.] (Anat.) Either of the hypochondriac regions.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments [syn: {hypochondria}, {hypochondriasis}]

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