gastric

[gas-trik]
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Origin of gastric

First recorded in 1650–60; gastr- + -ic
Related formspost·gas·tric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gastric

gastric

adjective
  1. of, relating to, near, or involving the stomachgastric pains
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Word Origin and History for gastric
adj.

1650s, with -ic + Greek gaster (genitive gastros) "stomach," by dissimilation from *graster, literally "eater, devourer," from gran "to gnaw, eat," from PIE root *gras- "to devour" (cf. Greek grastis "green fodder," Latin gramen "fodder, grass," Old English cærse "cress").

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gastric in Medicine

gastric

[găstrĭk]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or associated with the stomach.
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gastric in Science

gastric

[găstrĭk]
  1. Relating to or involving the stomach.
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gastric in Culture

gastric

A descriptive term for things pertaining to the stomach.

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