- a peptic ulcer located in the stomach's inner wall, caused in part by the corrosive action of the gastric juice on the mucous membrane.
Origin of gastric ulcer
First recorded in 1905–10
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- an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining the stomachCompare peptic ulcer
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- An ulcer in the mucous membrane of the stomach.
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