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Why is Right Hypochondric named as such?
-- sarika simone nicholson (email@example.com), January 30, 2003
I don't know exactly where the right hypochondric region is, and I can't find a specific reference for it. However, I note that according to the OED "chondric" has to do with cartilage (from the Greek "chondros" meaning "gristle"). I assume that "hypochondric" means "below the cartilage." How that ultimately turned into our modern psychological term, "hypochondriac" (note the addition "a" near the end), I do not know.
-- Christopher Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 31, 2003.