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1stomach

noun stom·ach \ˈstə-mək, -mik\

: the organ in your body where food goes and begins to be digested after you swallow it

: the part of your body that contains the stomach

: the desire, courage, etc., that is needed to do or accept something difficult or unpleasant

Full Definition of STOMACH

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a (1) :  a dilatation of the alimentary canal of a vertebrate communicating anteriorly with the esophagus and posteriorly with the duodenum (2) :  one of the compartments of a ruminant stomach <the abomasum is the fourth stomach of a ruminant>
b :  a cavity in an invertebrate animal that is analogous to a stomach
c :  the part of the body that contains the stomach :  belly, abdomen
2
a :  desire for food caused by hunger :  appetite
b :  inclination, desire <had no stomach for an argument>; also :  courage, guts
3
obsolete
a :  spirit, valor
b :  pride
c :  spleen, resentment

Examples of STOMACH

  1. She has problems with her stomach.
  2. I've had enough to eat. My stomach is full.
  3. He was lying on his stomach.

Origin of STOMACH

Middle English stomak, from Anglo-French estomac, from Latin stomachus gullet, esophagus, stomach, from Greek stomachos, from stoma mouth; akin to Middle Breton staffn mouth, Avestan staman-
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with STOMACH

2stomach

transitive verb

: to accept or experience (something unpleasant) without becoming sick, upset, etc.

: to eat (something) without getting a sick or unpleasant feeling in your stomach

Full Definition of STOMACH

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archaic :  to take offense at
2
:  to bear without overt reaction or resentment :  put up with <couldn't stomach office politics>

Examples of STOMACH

  1. I could barely stomach the smell.
  2. I can't stomach raw onions.

First Known Use of STOMACH

1523

Rhymes with STOMACH

STOMACH Defined for Kids

1stomach

noun stom·ach \ˈstə-mək\

Definition of STOMACH for Kids

1
:  the pouch into which food passes from the esophagus for mixing and digestion before passing to the small intestine
2
:  the part of the body that contains the stomach :  abdomen <The ball hit him in the stomach.>
3
:  2desire 1, liking <She had no stomach for trouble.>

2stomach

verb
stom·achedstom·ach·ing

Definition of STOMACH for Kids

:  to bear patiently :  put up with <I couldn't stomach their rude behavior.>
Medical Dictionary

stomach

noun stom·ach \ˈstəm-ək, -ik\

Medical Definition of STOMACH

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a :  a saclike expansion of the alimentary canal of a vertebrate communicating anteriorly with the esophagus and posteriorly with the duodenum and being typically a simple often curved sac with an outer serous coat, a strong complex muscular wall that contracts rhythmically, and a mucous lining membrane that contains gastric glands b :  one of the compartments of a ruminant stomach <the abomasum is the fourth stomach of a ruminant>
2
:  a cavity in an invertebrate animal that is analogous to a stomach
3
:  the part of the body that contains the stomach :  belly, abdomen

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