Definition of hypochondriac in English:

hypochondriac

Syllabification: hy·po·chon·dri·ac
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpəˈkändrēˌak
 
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noun

adjective

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  • another term for hypochondriacal.
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    • Also heavily featured is a hypochondriac police psychologist who provides Mr Paz's love interest.
    • This point can be used in the treatment of disorders of zang organs, such as spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, hypochondriac pain or jaundice.
    • It eliminates hypochondriac pain and relieves stagnated anger.

Origin

late 16th century: coined in French from Greek hupokhondriakos, from hupokhondria (see hypochondria).

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