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

  • n. Chronic or acute inflammation of the stomach, especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach.

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  • n. Inflammation of the lining of the stomach, characterised by nausea, loss of appetite, and upper abdominal discomfort or pain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the stomach, esp. of its mucuos membrane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the stomach.

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

  • n. inflammation of the lining of the stomach; nausea and loss of appetite and discomfort after eating


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From Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gastēr, "belly") + -itis ("inflammation").


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