Gastrocolic Gas`tro*col"ic, a. [Gastro- + colic.] (Anat.) Pertaining to both the stomach and the colon; as, the gastrocolic, or great, omentum. [1913 Webster]

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  • gastrocolic — /gas troh kol ik/, adj. Anat. of, pertaining to, or involving the stomach and colon. [1840 50; GASTRO + COLIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • gastrocòlic — gas|tro|cò|lic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • gastrocolic — adj. of the stomach and colon (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gastrocolic — gas·tro·colic …   English syllables

  • gastrocolic omentum — n GREATER OMENTUM …   Medical dictionary

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