Complete Definition of "hypochondriac"

was wotd|2007|April|7
English

Etymology
From AGr. polytonic|ὑποχονδριακός (hupochondriakos) "of the region between the ribs and navel" < polytonic|ὑποχόνδριος (hupochondrios) "the space between the ribs and the navel" < polytonic|ὑπό (hupo) "below" + polytonic|χόνδρος (chondros) "cartilage"

Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndriæk/ or /ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndriæk/
italbrac|US IPA|/ˌhaɪpoʊˈkɑːndriæk/ or /ˌhaɪpəˈkɑːndriæk/
audio|en-us-hypochondriac.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
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  1. Related to, or affected by hypochondria
  2. Related to, or located in the hypochondrium.

Translations
trans-top|affected by hypochondria
Dutch: hypochonder
German: hypochondrisch
Spanish: hipocondriáco
trans-bottom

trans-top|related to the hypochondrium
trans-mid
Spanish: hipocondriáco, hipocóndrico
trans-bottom

Noun
en-noun

  1. A person affected with hypochondria.

Synonyms
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fa:hypochondriac
io:hypochondriac
pl:hypochondriac
ru:hypochondriac
fi:hypochondriac
vi:hypochondriac
zh:hypochondriac

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