Hypochondria

(Greek, hypo chondros, under the cartilage) —i.e. the spaces on each side of the epigastric region, supposed to be the seat of melancholy as a disease.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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