gaster

[ gas-ter ]
/ ˈgæs tər /
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noun

(in ants, bees, wasps, and other hymenopterous insects) the part of the abdomen behind the petiole.

Nearby words

  1. gasserian ganglion,
  2. gassing,
  3. gassy,
  4. gast,
  5. gastarbeiter,
  6. gasteropod,
  7. gasthaus,
  8. gastight,
  9. gastness,
  10. gaston

Origin of gaster

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

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Medicine definitions for gaster

gaster

[ găstər ]

n.

The stomach.

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