Definition of hypogastrium in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhīpəˈɡastrēəm/ /ˌhaɪpəˈɡæstriəm/


  • The part of the central abdomen which is situated below the region of the stomach.

    ‘We used a trocarless puncture in the hypogastrium to pass the distal aortic clamp.’
    • ‘A clinical diagnosis of haemangioma of the pariet al wall of the hypogastrium was made.’
    • ‘The jejunum is localised mostly in the left mesogastrium; the ileum in the right meso- and hypogastrium.’
    • ‘There is also tenderness on deep pressure over the hypogastrium.’
    • ‘In the beginning pain occur in the navel area known as hypogastria.’


Late 17th century modern Latin, from Greek hupogastrion, from hupo ‘under’ + gastēr ‘belly’.