gastritis

[ ga-strahy-tis ]
/ gæˈstraɪ tɪs /
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noun

inflammation of the stomach, especially of its mucous membrane.

Nearby words

  1. gastric ulcer,
  2. gastric vertigo,
  3. gastrin,
  4. gastrinoma,
  5. gastritic,
  6. gastritis cystica polyposa,
  7. gastro-,
  8. gastro-omental artery,
  9. gastro-pub,
  10. gastroanastomosis

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

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British Dictionary definitions for gastritis

gastritis

/ (ɡæsˈtraɪtɪs) /

noun

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

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Word Origin and History for gastritis

gastritis

n.

1806, medical Latin, from gastro- + -itis. Coined by French pathologist François-Boissier de la Croix de Sauvages (1706-1767).

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Medicine 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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