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  1. (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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Examples from the Web for gaster

Historical Examples of gaster

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

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

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

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


  1. The stomach.
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