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Hypochondres

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Hypochóndres. n.s. [hypocondre, Fr. ὑποχόνδριον.] The two regions lying on each side the cartilago ensiformis, and those of the ribs, and the tip of the breast, which have in one the liver, and in the other the spleen. Quincy.

The blood moving too slowly through the celiack and mesenterick arteries, produce various complaints in the lower bowels and hypochondres; from whence such persons are called hypochondriack. Arbuthnot on Aliments.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Quincy, John (60)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Hypochondres." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 3, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6249.


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