gastric

[ gas-trik ]
/ ˈgæs trɪk /

adjective

pertaining to the stomach.

Nearby words

  1. gastr-,
  2. gastradenitis,
  3. gastralgia,
  4. gastrectasis,
  5. gastrectomy,
  6. gastric analysis,
  7. gastric artery,
  8. gastric band,
  9. gastric bypass,
  10. gastric calculus

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

/ (ˈɡæstrɪk) /

adjective

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

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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Medicine definitions for gastric

gastric

[ găstrĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or associated with the stomach.

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Science definitions for gastric

gastric

[ găstrĭk ]

Relating to or involving the stomach.
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Culture definitions for gastric

gastric

A descriptive term for things pertaining to the stomach.

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