gastric digestion

n.

The part of digestion, chiefly of proteins, carried on in the stomach by the enzymes of the gastric juices.peptic digestion

Nearby words

  1. glacial meal,
  2. glacial milk,
  3. glacial period,
  4. glacial periods,
  5. glacial striation,
  6. glacialist,
  7. glacially,
  8. glaciate,
  9. glaciation,
  10. glacier


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