Part of speech: adjective

Subject to imaginary ailments.

Part of speech: noun

A person who suffers from hypochondria.

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Usage examples "hypochondriac":

  1. Joachim Friedrich's eldest Son, Johann Sigismund, Electoral Prince of Brandenburg, had already, in 1594, married one of Albert Friedrich the hypochondriac Duke of Preussen's daughters; and there was a promising family of children; no lack of children. - "History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718", Thomas Carlyle.
  2. My uncle used to preach long sermons to me, and fearing that I would become a hypochondriac, talked of placing me under a doctor's care. - "The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo'", Jose Rizal.
  3. At the hypochondriac angles formed between the points F, L, N, on either side the lungs are absent both in inspiration and expiration. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.