This gastric-juice theory of Mr. Talmage is an abandonment of his mouth hy- pothesis.
The walls of the stomach itself are not corroded by the gastric-juice which is rapidly dissolving the piece of meat within it.
gastric juice n.
The colorless, watery, acidic digestive fluid that is secreted by various glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach and consists chiefly of hydrochloric acid, pepsin, rennin, and mucin.
|gastric juice |
A fluid secreted by glands lining the inside of the stomach. It contains hydrochloric acid and enzymes, such as pepsin, that aid in digestion.