gastritis

noun

gas·​tri·​tis ga-ˈstrī-təs How to pronounce gastritis (audio)
: inflammation especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, in October 2021, he was sent home with a mysterious, crippling ailment that his employers dismissed as gastritis—chronic indigestion—and claimed had nothing to do with the arduous conditions at his work site. Time, 3 Nov. 2022 According to Head’s attorneys, she has been diagnosed scarring and narrowing in her throat, difficulty swallowing, chronic gastritis, acid reflux and abdominal pain. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 19 Sep. 2022 Aspirin also unfortunately inhibits stomach-protective substances like prostaglandins which make people more susceptible to ulcers, gastritis and other complications. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2022 Chen’s attorney, Steven Hittelman, said his client started to experience suspicious symptoms in March and has since been diagnosed with two stomach ulcers, gastritis and a swollen esophagus. Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2022 Aside from the chemical taste in his mouth, Chen was diagnosed with stomach ulcers, gastritis and inflammation of the esophagus. CBS News, 10 Aug. 2022 Additionally, your excessive gas coupled with other ailments like abdominal pain could be a symptom of gastritis or peptic ulcer disease, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 10 Mar. 2022 Gordon was about to hit .333 in 42 games at Chattanooga before gastritis kicked in. Star Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 But the gastritis remained an issue throughout the season, affecting his strength and endurance. Star Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gastritis was in 1806

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Cite this Entry

“Gastritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastritis. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

gastritis

noun
gas·​tri·​tis ga-ˈstrīt-əs How to pronounce gastritis (audio)
: inflammation of the stomach and especially of its mucous membrane

Medical Definition

gastritis

noun
gas·​tri·​tis ga-ˈstrīt-əs How to pronounce gastritis (audio)
: inflammation especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach

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