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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
adj.

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").

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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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