noun Pathology.

inflammation of the stomach and intestines.

Origin of gastroenteritis

First recorded in 1815–25; gastroenter(o)- + -itis
Related formsgas·tro·en·ter·it·ic [gas-troh-en-tuh-rit-ik] /ˌgæs troʊˌɛn təˈrɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gastroenteritis

Contemporary Examples of gastroenteritis

  • The findings come in the wake of a health scare for the Queen, which saw her rushed to hospital with a bout of gastroenteritis.

British Dictionary definitions for gastroenteritis



inflammation of the stomach and intestines
Derived Formsgastroenteritic (ˌɡæstrəʊˌɛntəˈrɪtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for gastroenteritis

1820s, from gastro- + enteritis.

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gastroenteritis in Medicine




Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines.enterogastritis
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