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gastritis

[ ga-strahy-tis ]
/ gæˈstraɪ tɪs /
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noun
inflammation of the stomach, especially of its mucous membrane.
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Origin of gastritis

From New Latin, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at gastr-, -itis

OTHER WORDS FROM gastritis

gas·trit·ic [ga-strit-ik], /gæˈstrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gastritis

gastritis
/ (ɡæsˈtraɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of the lining of the stomach

Derived forms of gastritis

gastritic (ɡæsˈtrɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for gastritis

gastritis
[ gă-strītĭs ]

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