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  1. a combining form meaning “stomach,” used in the formation of compound words: gastrology.
Also especially before a vowel, gastr-.

Origin of gastro-

< Greek, combining form of gastḗr
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Examples from the Web for gastro

Historical Examples

  • Dothinenteria occurs in many of the cases commonly called typhus fever, gastro enteritis, &c.

    North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826</p>

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for gastro

gastro-

often before a vowel gastr-

combining form
  1. stomachgastroenteritis; gastritis

Word Origin

from Greek gastēr
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Word Origin and History for gastro

gastro-

scientific word-forming element meaning "stomach," before vowels gastr-, from Greek gastro-, comb. form of gaster (genitive gastros) "belly, paunch" (see gastric).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

gastro in Medicine

gastro-

pref.
  1. Stomach; gastric:gastritis.
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