inflammation of the stomach, especially of its mucous membrane.

Origin of gastritis

From New Latin, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at gastr-, -itis
Related formsgas·trit·ic [ga-strit-ik] /gæˈstrɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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inflammation of the lining of the stomach
Derived Formsgastritic (ɡæsˈtrɪtɪk), adjective
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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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gastritis in Medicine




Chronic or acute inflammation of the stomach, especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach.
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