gastric ulcer

noun

Definition of gastric ulcer 

: a peptic ulcer situated in the stomach

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Helicobacter pylori, which lives in the acid environment of the stomach, can cause both gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Newsweek, "Analysis," 14 Mar. 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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gastric ulcer

noun

Medical Definition of gastric ulcer 

: a peptic ulcer situated in the stomach

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