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

  • n. The medical study of the stomach and its diseases.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the scientific study of the stomach

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science which treats of the structure and functions of the stomach; a treatise of the stomach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A treatise on the stomach.
  • n. The art of cookery or of catering to the demands of the stomach.
  • n. The scientific study of diseases of the stomach and of their treatment.


From gastro-, from Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gaster, "stomach") and -logy, from -λογία (logia, "study of"). Gastro- and gastric (meaning related to the stomach) are both derived from the Greek word. (Wiktionary)


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