inflammation of the stomach, especially of its mucous membrane.
Origin of gastritis
Related formsgas·trit·ic [ga-strit-ik] /gæˈstrɪt ɪk/, adjective
From New Latin,
dating back to 1800–10;
see origin at gastr-
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Derived Formsgastritic (ɡæsˈtrɪtɪk), adjective
inflammation of the lining of the stomach
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Word Origin and History for gastritis
1806, medical Latin, from gastro- + -itis. Coined by French pathologist François-Boissier de la Croix de Sauvages (1706-1767).
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Chronic or acute inflammation of the stomach, especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach.
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