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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The portion of the abdomen behind the petiole in ants and other hymenopterous insects.

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  • n. the stomach
  • n. the part of the abdomen behind the petiole in hymenopterous insects

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To gast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To frighten; scare.
  • n. The stomach; the belly or abdomen: rarely used alone, but entering into many compounds and derivatives referring to the stomach, abdomen, or abdominal organs, or a part likened thereto.
  • n. In certain hymenopterous insects, such as ants (Formicidæ), the abdomen exclusive of the stem, or pedicel.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek gastēr, belly.

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Latin gaster, Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gastêr)

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