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gaster

[gas-ter]
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noun
  1. (in ants, bees, wasps, and other hymenopterous insects) the part of the abdomen behind the petiole.

Origin of gaster

First recorded in 1905–10, gaster is from the Greek word gastḗr paunch, belly
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Examples from the Web for gaster

Historical Examples

  • Gastromycetes is from two Greek words: gaster, stomach; mycetes, fungus.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • It marched with Schwytz against Wesen and the district of the Gaster.

  • The Thurgovians followed them; and next the people of Gaster.

  • I have already spoken to Mrs. Gaster about it and she is delighted with the idea.

    Mrs. Raffles

    John Kendrick Bangs

  • I couldn't, madam,' she said when Mrs. Gaster asked her to stay.

    Mrs. Raffles

    John Kendrick Bangs


gaster in Medicine

gaster

(găstər)
n.
  1. The stomach.
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