stomachic
I. adjective Date: circa 1656 of or relating to the stomach <
stomachic vessels
>
II. noun Date: 1735 a stimulant or tonic for the stomach

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  • Stomachic — Sto*mach ic, Stomachical Sto*mach ic*al, a. [L. stomachicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. stomachique.] 1. Of or pertaining to the stomach; as, stomachic vessels. [1913 Webster] 2. Strengthening to the stomach; exciting the action of the stomach; stomachal;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stomachic — Sto*mach ic, n. (Med.) A medicine that strengthens the stomach and excites its action. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stomachic — [stə mak′ik] adj. [L stomachicus < Gr stomachikos] 1. of or having to do with the stomach 2. acting as a digestive tonic: Also stomachical n. a digestive tonic stomachically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Stomachic — A stomachic medicine is one that serves to tone the stomach, improving its function and increasing appetite. While many herbal remedies claim stomachic effects, modern pharmacology does not have an equivalent term for this type of action. Herbs… …   Wikipedia

  • stomachic — 1. SYN: stomachal. 2. An agent that improves appetite and digestion. * * * sto·mach·ic stə mak ik adj of or relating to the stomach <stomachic vessels> stomachic n a stimulant or tonic for the stomach * * * sto·mach·ic (sto makґik) 1.… …   Medical dictionary

  • stomachic — stomachically, adv. /stoh mak ik/, adj. Also, stomachical. 1. of or pertaining to the stomach; gastric. 2. beneficial to the stomach; stimulating gastric digestion; sharpening the appetite. n. 3. a stomachic agent or drug. [1650 60; < L… …   Universalium

  • stomachic — [stə makɪk] dated adjective promoting the appetite or assisting digestion. noun a stomachic medicine …   English new terms dictionary

  • stomachic — sto•mach•ic [[t]stoʊˈmæk ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) anat. med of or pertaining to the stomach; gastric 2) med beneficial to the stomach; stimulating gastric digestion; sharpening the appetite 3) pha a stomachic agent or drug • Etymology: 1650–60; < L… …   From formal English to slang

  • stomachic — /stəˈmækɪk/ (say stuh makik) adjective 1. of or relating to the stomach; gastric. 2. beneficial to the stomach; stimulating gastric digestion; sharpening the appetite. –noun 3. a stomachic agent or drug. Also, stomachical …   Australian English dictionary

  • stomachic — adjective a) Of or related to the stomach. b) Beneficial to the stomach or to digestion …   Wiktionary

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