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gastroenteritis

[gas-troh-en-tuh-rahy-tis] /ˌgæs troʊˌɛn təˈraɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; gastroenter(o)- + -itis
Related forms
gastroenteritic
[gas-troh-en-tuh-rit-ik] /ˌgæs troʊˌɛn təˈrɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for gastroenteritis
  • The story of transmissible gastroenteritis virus in pigs demonstrates how coronaviruses acquire new powers.
  • Also called gastroenteritis, this group of related viruses causes diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain.
British Dictionary definitions for gastroenteritis

gastroenteritis

/ˌɡæstrəʊˌɛntəˈraɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the stomach and intestines
Derived Forms
gastroenteritic (ˌɡæstrəʊˌɛntəˈrɪtɪk) adjective
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gastroenteritis in Medicine

gastroenteritis gas·tro·en·ter·i·tis (gās'trō-ěn'tə-rī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines. Also called enterogastritis.

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