American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or associated with the stomach.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the stomach or belly, in the broadest sense; enteric; ventral; abdominal.
- Of or pertaining to any part or organ like or likened to a stomach or belly, as the foot of a mollusk, etc. Also gasteric.
- adj. Of or relating to the stomach.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach.
- adj. relating to or involving the stomach
- From Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gaster, "stomach") (Wiktionary)
“Digital image processing of intracellular pH in gastric oxyntic and chief cells," Nature 325, 447 – 450 (1987).”
“According to a study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the high fiber content of whole grains slows down what is called gastric emptying, or the release of glucose into the bloodstream.”
“We visit the dentist to-day, we went to the nose and throat doctor yesterday, and to-morrow we go to the specialist in gastric disorders.”
“With sleeve gastrectomy, the stomach is reduced to about 15 per cent of its original size and in stomach stapling - which is often known as gastric banding - the band contains the size of the stomach and is adjustable.”
“Researchers gave the name gastric artery chemical embolization (GACE) to the injection procedure and the injected chemical itself is called sodium morrhuate.”
“** After digestion, the Komodo dragon regurgitates a mass of horns, hair, and teeth known as the gastric pellet, which is covered in malodorous mucus.”
“Fielding surgically constricted a teen's stomach with a procedure called gastric banding.”
“The most popular bariatric surgery these days is a procedure called gastric bypass surgery in which doctors seal off most of the stomach by stapling it, leaving just a small pouch at the top.”
“This horrid TV commercial on the Realize Gastric Band site equates the controversial stomach reduction surgery known as gastric banding with happiness, success and fulfillment.”
“J&J and Allergan also compete in the market for obesity-surgery devices known as gastric bands.”
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