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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or associated with the stomach.

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  • adj. Of or relating to the stomach.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or involving the stomach


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From Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gaster, "stomach")


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