- pertaining to the stomach.
Origin of gastric
Examples from the Web for gastric
Proper use could lead to weight loss and reduction in gastric reflux.Nothing Says I Love You Like Data
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2014
That could be the difference between needing a gastric tube or not or needing a wheelchair or not.The Shutdown’s Human Cost: A Family’s Hopes at NIH Put on Hold
October 12, 2013
But after surgery to put a gastric band in place, he reportedly shed almost 90 pounds, and today he looks in relatively good form.Qatar’s Succession Drama
June 25, 2013
Where gastric bypass surgery requires carving up the abdomen, lap band is done via a small incision through the belly button.Chris Christie’s Weight Loss: The Lap-Band Procedure Explained
May 8, 2013
His family even once fed journalists a claim that he suffered from a “gastric” problem.Hope for Jesse Jackson Jr.: Bouncing Back From Depression
August 19, 2012
There was an elderly lady who insisted on telling John all about the gastric juices!The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Don't get excited about it; that will interfere with the gastric juices.Fairy Fingers
Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
The only satisfactory atonement, therefore, must be gastric.
The solid parts remain, to be acted on by the gastric juice.
Gastric juice, the fluid which dissolves the food in the stomach.
- of, relating to, near, or involving the stomachgastric pains
Word Origin and History for gastric
1650s, with -ic + Greek gaster (genitive gastros) "stomach," by dissimilation from *graster, literally "eater, devourer," from gran "to gnaw, eat," from PIE root *gras- "to devour" (cf. Greek grastis "green fodder," Latin gramen "fodder, grass," Old English cærse "cress").
- Lacking a stomach or digestive tract.
- Relating to or involving the stomach.
A descriptive term for things pertaining to the stomach.