• Hypochondriac

    Pronunciation

    • RP IPA: /ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndriæk/, /ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndriæk/
    • US IPA: /ˌhaɪpoʊˈkɑːndriæk/, /ˌhaɪpəˈkɑːndriæk/

    Alternative forms

    Origin

    From French hypocondriaque, from Ancient Greek ὑποχονδριακός (hupochondriakos, "of the region between the ribs and navel"), from ὑποχόνδριος (hupochondrios, "the space between the ribs and the navel"), from ὑπό (hupo, "below") + χόνδρος (chondros, "cartilage")

    Full definition of hypochondriac

    Adjective

    hypochondriac

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

    Noun

    hypochondriac

    (plural hypochondriacs)
    1. A person affected with hypochondria.
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