Epigastric region. (Anat.) (a) The whole upper part of the abdomen. (b) An arbitrary division of the abdomen above the umbilical and between the two hypochondriac regions.

(Ep`i*gas"tri*um) n. [NL., from Gr. .] (Anat.) The upper part of the abdomen.

(Ep`i*der"mose) n. [See Epidermis.] (Physiol. Chem.) Keratin.

(Ep`i*dic"tic Ep`i*dic"tic*al) a. [L. epidictius. See Epideictic.] Serving to explain; demonstrative.

(||Ep`i*did"y*mis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'epi` upon + testicle.] (Anat.) An oblong vermiform mass on the dorsal side of the testicle, composed of numerous convolutions of the excretory duct of that organ.Ep`i*did"y*mal a.

(||Ep`i*did`y*mi"tis) n. [NL. See Epididymis, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the epididymis, one of the common results of gonorrhea.

(Ep"i*dote) n. [Gr. to give besides; over + to give: cf. F. épidote. So named from the enlargement of the base of the primary, in some of the secondary forms.] (Min.) A mineral, commonly of a yellowish green (pistachio) color, occurring granular, massive, columnar, and in monoclinic crystals. It is a silicate of alumina, lime, and oxide of iron, or manganese.

The Epidote group includes ordinary epidote, zoisite or lime epidote, piedmontite or manganese epidote, allanite or cerium epidote.

(Ep`i*dot"ic) , a. Related to, resembling, or containing epidote; as, an epidotic granite.

(||Ep`i*gæ"a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'epi` upon + earth.] (Bot.) An American genus of plants, containing but a single species the trailing arbutus.

(Ep`i*gæ"ous) a. [Gr. . See Epigæa, and cf. Epigee.] (Bot.) Growing on, or close to, the ground.

(Ep`i*gas"tri*al) a. (Anat.) Epigastric.

(Ep`i*gas"tric) a. [Gr. over the belly; 'epi` upon + belly: cf. F. épigastrique.]

1. (Anat.) Pertaining to the epigastrium, or to the epigastric region.

2. (Zoöl.) Over the stomach; — applied to two of the areas of the carapace of crabs.

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