a saclike enlargement of the alimentary canal, as in humans and certain animals, forming an organ for storing, diluting, and digesting food.
such an organ or an analogous portion of the alimentary canal when divided into two or more sections or parts.
any one of these sections.
Zoology. any analogous digestive cavity or tract in invertebrates.
the part of the body containing the stomach; belly or abdomen.
appetite for food.
desire, inclination, or liking: I have no stomach for this trip.
to endure or tolerate (someone or something): I can't stomach your constant nagging.
Obsolete. to be offended at or resent.
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How to use stomach in a sentence
Instead, the Regimbartia attenuata will travel down the frog’s throat, swim through the stomach and slide along the intestines.Some beetles can be eaten by a frog, then walk out the other end | Jonathan Lambert | September 4, 2020 | Science News For Students
Despite this added security, you can still try your luck lying down on your stomach and holding on tightly to the handles at the top of the tube—if you dare.
Sometimes when you’re out there, you have to tie yourself to rocks and crawl around on your stomach to keep from getting blown away.He Found ‘Islands of Fertility’ Beneath Antarctica’s Ice | Steve Nadis | July 20, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
This stomach is a “kind of a fossil within a fossil,” says paleontologist Caleb Brown.
A newly analyzed fossil stomach reveals what a dino had dined on shortly before it died.
Is there a more dreadful sensation than that of your stomach wringing itself out like a washcloth?
I am fortunate that I have never been deathly ill, but whenever I have the stomach flu, I most certainly feel like I am dying.
Kanye refuses to stomach any rejection, no matter how upper crust.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture | Amy Zimmerman | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Against this backdrop, Paul breaking bread with Sharpton may be too much for Republican primary voters to watch or stomach.
“I would recommend ginger tea first thing in the morning as a great way to ward off an upset stomach,” says White.
(b) Diseases of the stomach associated with deficient hydrochloric acid, as chronic gastritis and gastric cancer.
Then she would turn him over on his back and paddle his stomach with a ladle to make sure that he was well filled!Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Since he died from cancer in the stomach, he could retain very little food.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
When a malarious person is bitten by a mosquito, the gametes are taken with the blood into its stomach.
If it be suspected that the stomach will not be empty, it should be washed out with water the evening before.
British Dictionary definitions for stomach
(in vertebrates) the enlarged muscular saclike part of the alimentary canal in which food is stored until it has been partially digested and rendered into chyme: Related adjective: gastric
the corresponding digestive organ in invertebrates
to tolerate; bear: I can't stomach his bragging
to eat or digest: he cannot stomach oysters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for stomach
A saclike muscular organ in vertebrate animals that stores and breaks down ingested food. Food enters the stomach from the esophagus and passes to the small intestine through the pylorus. Glands in the stomach secrete hydrochloric acid and the digestive enzyme pepsin.
A similar digestive structure of many invertebrates.
Any of the four compartments into which the stomach of a ruminant is divided (the rumen, reticulum, omasum, or abomasum).
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Cultural definitions for stomach
An organ in the digestive system, on the left side of the body behind the lower rib cage, that receives chewed food from the esophagus. Tiny glands in the stomach's lining secrete gastric juice, which contains acids, mucus, and enzymes. This fluid, along with the muscular churning actions of the stomach, helps transform food into a thick, semifluid mass that can be passed into the small intestine for digestion.
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.
Other Idioms and Phrases with stomach
see butterflies in one's stomach; can't stand (stomach) the sight of; eyes are bigger than one's stomach; no stomach for; sick to one's stomach; turn one's stomach.
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