- the digestive fluid, containing pepsin and other enzymes, secreted by the glands of the stomach.
Origin of gastric juice
First recorded in 1720–30
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Examples from the Web for gastric juice
The walls of the stomach itself are not corroded by the gastric-juice which is rapidly dissolving the piece of meat within it.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series
Philip Henry Gosse
This gastric-juice theory of Mr. Talmage is an abandonment of his mouth hy- pothesis.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
- a digestive fluid secreted by the stomach, containing hydrochloric acid, pepsin, rennin, etc
- The colorless, watery, acidic digestive fluid that is secreted by various glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach and consists chiefly of hydrochloric acid, pepsin, rennin, and mucin.
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- A fluid secreted by glands lining the inside of the stomach. It contains hydrochloric acid and enzymes, such as pepsin, that aid in digestion.
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