adjective Etymology: Greek gastr-, gastēr, alteration of *grastēr, from gran to gnaw, eat Date: 1656 of or relating to the stomach

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  • gastric — GÁSTRIC, Ă, gastrici, ce, adj. Care aparţine stomacului, privitor la stomac. ♢ Suc gastric = suc secretat de glandele stomacale, cu ajutorul căruia se face digestia. – Din fr. gastrique. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  GÁSTRIC adj.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Gastric — Gas tric, a. [Gr. ?, ?, stomach: cf. F. gastrique.] Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach; as, the gastric artery. [1913 Webster] {Gastric digestion} (Physiol.), the conversion of the albuminous portion of food in the stomach into… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gastric — 1650s, with IC (Cf. ic) + Gk. gaster (gen. gastros) stomach, by dissimilation from *graster, lit. eater, devourer, from gran to gnaw, eat, from PIE root *gras to devour (Cf. Gk. grastis green fodder, L. gramen …   Etymology dictionary

  • gastric — [adj] pertaining to the stomach abdominal, celiac, duodenal, enteric, gastrocolic, intestinal, stomach, stomachic, stomachical, ventral; concept 393 …   New thesaurus

  • gastric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of the stomach. ORIGIN from Greek gast r stomach …   English terms dictionary

  • gastric — [gas′trik] adj. [ GASTR(O) + IC] of, in, or near the stomach …   English World dictionary

  • gastric — gas|tric [ˈgæstrık] adj [only before noun] technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Modern Latin; Origin: gastricus, from Greek gaster stomach ] 1.) relating to your stomach ▪ gastric ulcers 2.) gastric juices the acids in your stomach that break food into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gastric — adjective (only before noun) technical 1 related to your stomach: gastric ulcers 2 gastric juices the acids in your stomach that break food into smaller parts 3 gastric flu an illness that makes you vomit 1 and gives you diarrhoea …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gastric — [[t]gæ̱strɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n You use gastric to describe processes, pain, or illnesses that occur in someone s stomach. [MEDICAL] He suffered from diabetes and gastric ulcers …   English dictionary

  • gastric — /ˈgæstrɪk / (say gastrik) adjective 1. relating to the stomach. –phrase 2. be gastric, Colloquial to have a stomach disorder. 3. gastric attack, a short severe disorder of the stomach, often with vomiting or diarrhoea …   Australian English dictionary

  • gastric — adj. of the stomach. Phrases and idioms: gastric flu a popular name for an intestinal disorder of unknown cause. gastric juice a thin clear virtually colourless acid fluid secreted by the stomach glands and active in promoting digestion.… …   Useful english dictionary

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