gastroenterology

[ gas-troh-en-tuh-rol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌgæs troʊˌɛn təˈrɒl ə dʒi /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. gastroenteritis,
  2. gastroenteritis virus type a,
  3. gastroenteritis virus type b,
  4. gastroentero-,
  5. gastroenterocolitis,
  6. gastroenteropathy,
  7. gastroenteroplasty,
  8. gastroenteroptosis,
  9. gastroenterostomy,
  10. gastroenterotomy

Origin of gastroenterology

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

Related formsgas·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, adjectivegas·tro·en·te·rol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gastroenterology

gastroenterology

/ (ˌɡæstrəʊˌɛntəˈrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medical science concerned with diseases of the stomach and intestines
Derived Formsgastroenterologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for gastroenterology

gastroenterology

n.

1904, from gastro- + enterology. Related: Gastroenterologist.

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Medicine definitions for gastroenterology

gastroenterology

[ găs′trō-ĕn′tə-rŏlə-jē ]

n.

The medical specialty concerned with the function and disorders of the stomach, intestines, and related organs of the gastrointestinal tract.
Related formsgas′tro•en′ter•o•logic (-ə-lŏjĭk) null adj.


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Science definitions for gastroenterology

gastroenterology

[ găs′trō-ĕn′tə-rŏlə-jē ]

The branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
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Culture definitions for gastroenterology

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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