gastrology

[ga-strol-uh-jee]
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noun

the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of the stomach.

Nearby words

  1. gastrolator,
  2. gastrolienal,
  3. gastrolith,
  4. gastrolithiasis,
  5. gastrologic,
  6. gastrolysis,
  7. gastromalacia,
  8. gastromegaly,
  9. gastromyxorrhea,
  10. gastronome

Origin of gastrology

First recorded in 1800–10; gastro- + -logy

Related formsgas·tro·log·ic [gas-truh-loj-ik] /ˌgæs trəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, gas·tro·log·i·cal, adjectivegas·tro·log·i·cal·ly, adverbgas·trol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gastrology

gastrology

noun

a former name for gastroenterology
Derived Formsgastrological (ˌɡæstrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivegastrologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for gastrology

gastrology

n.

"cooking, good eating," 1810, from gastro- "stomach" + -logy.

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