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gastric

[gas-trik] /ˈgæs trɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to the stomach.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; gastr- + -ic
Related forms
postgastric, adjective
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Examples for gastric
  • The stomach was noted empty at the time of surgery and no gastric contents were seen in the abdomen.
  • Between the layers of the lesser omentum, where they are attached to the stomach, run the right and left gastric vessels.
  • Some symptoms are similar to those of gastric ulcers, although not everyone with these symptoms has an ulcer.
  • The tests, such as a gastric or intestinal tissue culture or biopsy, determine if the virus is in the tissue.
  • Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of gastric cancer.
  • gastric secretion cortisol stimulates gastric acid secretion.
British Dictionary definitions for gastric

gastric

/ˈɡæstrɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, near, or involving the stomach gastric pains
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Word Origin and History for gastric
gastric
1656, from Gk. gaster (gen. gastros) "stomach," by dissimilation from gran "to gnaw, eat." Gastronomy (1814) coined 1800 in Fr. as gastronomie by Joseph de Berchoux (1762-1838) as title of poem on good living, after Gastrologia, title of a now-lost poem of antiquity, quoted by Athenaeus, from gastro- "stomach" + logos "discourse."
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gastric in Medicine

gastric gas·tric (gās'trĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or associated with the stomach.

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gastric in Science
gastric
  (gās'trĭk)   
Relating to or involving the stomach.
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gastric in Culture

gastric definition


A descriptive term for things pertaining to the stomach.

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