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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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British Dictionary definitions for postgastric

gastric

/ˈɡæstrɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, near, or involving the stomach: gastric pains
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Word Origin and History for postgastric

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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postgastric in Medicine

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

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

gastric definition


A descriptive term for things pertaining to the stomach.

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