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gastroenterology

[gas-troh-en-tuh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌgæs troʊˌɛn təˈrɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of digestive organs.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; gastroentero- + -logy
Related forms
gastroenterologic
[gas-troh-en-ter-uh-loj-ik] /ˌgæs troʊˌɛn tər əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
gastroenterological, adjective
gastroenterologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gastroenterology

gastroenterology

/ˌɡæstrəʊˌɛntəˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science concerned with diseases of the stomach and intestines
Derived Forms
gastroenterologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for gastroenterology
n.

1904, from gastro- + enterology. Related: Gastroenterologist.

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gastroenterology in Medicine

gastroenterology gas·tro·en·ter·ol·o·gy (gās'trō-ěn'tə-rŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The medical specialty concerned with the function and disorders of the stomach, intestines, and related organs of the gastrointestinal tract.


gas'tro·en'ter·o·log'ic (-ə-lŏj'ĭk) or gas'tro·en'ter·o·log'i·cal adj.
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gastroenterology in Science
gastroenterology
  (gās'trō-ěn'tə-rŏl'ə-jē)   
The branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
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gastroenterology in Culture
gastroenterology [(gas-troh-en-tuh-rol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the gastrointestinal tract.

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