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gastroenterology

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

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

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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, 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 forms of gastroenterology

gastroenterologist, noun
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Medical 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.

Other words from gastroenterology

gas′tro•en′ter•o•logic (-ə-lŏjĭk) null adj.
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Scientific 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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Cultural 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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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