Stomach tube
Stomach Stom"ach, n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto`machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto`ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.] 1. (Anat.) An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary canal, in which food is digested; any cavity in which digestion takes place in an animal; a digestive cavity. See {Digestion}, and {Gastric juice}, under {Gastric}. [1913 Webster]

2. The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good stomach for roast beef. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire. [1913 Webster]

He which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Stern was his look, and full of stomach vain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy, and stomach, the will, where the fault lies, must be bent. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

5. Pride; haughtiness; arrogance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He was a man Of an unbounded stomach. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Stomach pump} (Med.), a small pump or syringe with a flexible tube, for drawing liquids from the stomach, or for injecting them into it.

{Stomach tube} (Med.), a long flexible tube for introduction into the stomach.

{Stomach worm} (Zo["o]l.), the common roundworm ({Ascaris lumbricoides}) found in the human intestine, and rarely in the stomach. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stomach tube — n. flexible tube inserted directly into the stomach by way of which liquid food is passed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stomach tube — noun : a flexible rubber tube to be passed through the esophagus into the stomach for introduction of material or removal of gastric contents …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stomach — Stom ach, n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.] 1. (Anat.) An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary canal, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Stomach worm — Stomach Stom ach, n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus, fr. Gr. sto machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto ma a mouth, any outlet or entrance.] 1. (Anat.) An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the anterior part of the alimentary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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