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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.

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Origin of gaster

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

gaster
[ găstər ]

n.

The stomach.
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