gastric juice

noun

Definition of gastric juice

: a thin watery acid digestive fluid secreted by glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach

First Known Use of gastric juice

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

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gastric juice

noun
gas·​tric juice | \ ˈga-strik-\

Kids Definition of gastric juice

: an acid liquid made by the stomach that helps to digest food

gastric juice

noun

Medical Definition of gastric juice

: a thin watery acid digestive fluid secreted by the glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach and containing 0.2 to 0.4 percent free hydrochloric acid and several enzymes (as pepsin)

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