[ gas-troh-en-tuh-rol-uh-jee ]

  1. the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of digestive organs.

Origin of gastroenterology

First recorded in 1900–05; gastroentero- + -logy

Other words from gastroenterology

  • gas·tro·en·ter·o·log·ic [gas-troh-en-ter-uh-loj-ik], /ˌgæs troʊˌɛn tər əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, gas·tro·en·ter·o·log·i·cal, adjective
  • gas·tro·en·te·rol·o·gist, noun

Words Nearby gastroenterology Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gastroenterology in a sentence

  • A subsequent study published in November 2021 in the Lancet gastroenterology & Hepatology found it was effective for inducing and maintaining remission in adults with mild to moderate Crohn’s.

    How Your Diet Can Help Reduce IBD Symptoms | Michael O. Schroeder | March 16, 2022 | Time
  • Hannibal Person, Assistant Professor of gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine, University of WashingtonThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

    Why Is My Poop Brown? | LGBTQ-Editor | December 13, 2021 | No Straight News

British Dictionary definitions for gastroenterology


/ (ˌɡæstrəʊˌɛntəˈrɒlədʒɪ) /

  1. the branch of medical science concerned with diseases of the stomach and intestines

Derived forms of gastroenterology

  • gastroenterologist, noun

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Scientific definitions for gastroenterology


[ găs′trō-ĕn′tə-rŏlə-jē ]

  1. The branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Cultural definitions for gastroenterology


[ (gas-troh-en-tuh-rol-uh-jee) ]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the gastrointestinal tract.

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