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gastrology

[ga-strol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of the stomach.

Origin of gastrology

First recorded in 1800–10; gastro- + -logy
Related formsgas·tro·log·ic [gas-truh-loj-ik] /ˌgæs trəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, gas·tro·log·i·cal, adjectivegas·tro·log·i·cal·ly, adverbgas·trol·o·gist, noun
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  • My success in gastrology alone is worth many times the cost of the information.

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British Dictionary definitions for gastrology

gastrology

noun
  1. a former name for gastroenterology
Derived Formsgastrological (ˌɡæstrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivegastrologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for gastrology

n.

"cooking, good eating," 1810, from gastro- "stomach" + -logy.

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