gas·​tric | \ ˈga-strik How to pronounce gastric (audio) \

Definition of gastric

: of or relating to the stomach

Examples of gastric in a Sentence

gastric problems caused by stress
Recent Examples on the Web One 2017 study suggests natural compounds in the root may be targeting proteins that promote cancer cell growth and migration, at least in gastric cancer. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 5 May 2021 Some studies have blamed kimchi for South Korea’s high rates of gastric cancer, while others say eating kimchi can help people lose weight. Christina Tkacik,, 12 Apr. 2021 People who consumed a large amount of alliums were less likely to develop gastric cancer, per a 2014 meta-analysis of 27 studies. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 21 Jan. 2021 This was debunked in November 2000 by Snopes, which found that the gastric acid in your stomach's digestive fluid is stronger than any of the acids that are contained in Coca-Cola. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2021 Cloves can help prevent stomach ulcers called peptic ulcers, which are painful sores that occur when your stomach doesn’t make enough gastric mucus to line the stomach and protect it from digestive acid. Laura Wheatman Hill,, 6 Mar. 2021 The company’s stock jumped in November, when key results from a study of its gastric cancer drug, bemarituzumab, were released, and have continued to rise since. Matthew Herper, STAT, 4 Mar. 2021 These special stones, called gastroliths, become lodged in a section of the digestive tracts called the gastric mill. Erin Fennessy, Popular Science, 23 Feb. 2021 Dance music was written for war hero Zachary Taylor (1849-July 9, 1850), who died of a gastric ailment 16 months after his inauguration. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of gastric

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gastric

Greek gastr-, gastēr, alteration of *grastēr, from gran to gnaw, eat

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The first known use of gastric was in 1656

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22 May 2021

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“Gastric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gastric

medical : of, relating to, or located near the stomach


gas·​tric | \ ˈgas-trik How to pronounce gastric (audio) \

Medical Definition of gastric

: of or relating to the stomach

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