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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hi-po-kon'dre-ak


  1. A person with a somatic overconcern, including morbid attention to the details of bodily functioning and exaggeration of any symptoms no matter how insignificant.
  2. A person manifesting hypochondriasis.
  3. Beneath the ribs; relating to the hypochondrium.
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