gastritis

noun
gas·​tri·​tis | \ ga-ˈstrī-təs How to pronounce gastritis (audio) \

Definition of gastritis

: inflammation especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach

Examples of gastritis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His condition is described by the team as gastritis. Pat Graham, Star Tribune, "Freeland throws 6 innings of 2-hit ball, Rox beat Padres 6-1," 1 Aug. 2020 Coronavirus fears Miriam’s 15-year-old daughter, Julieth, suffers from migraines, asthma, chronic gastritis and tachycardia, a rapid heart-rate disorder. Silvia Foster-frau, ExpressNews.com, "Immigrant mother: ‘They tried to separate my daughter from me’," 4 June 2020 An autopsy found a large amount of plastic waste in her intestines that had caused gastritis and blood infection. USA TODAY, "Coronavirus travel restrictions in Thailand allow shy wildlife to emerge," 23 Apr. 2020 An autopsy found a large amount of plastic waste in her intestines that had caused gastritis and blood infection. NBC News, "Thailand's tourist drought leaves space for shy sea mammal," 23 Apr. 2020 All that—heartburn, acid reflux, gastritis, and ulcers—is painful. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, "What happens if you eat too many Tums?," 28 May 2018 Rosa Diaz was no stranger to hunger and stress and a throbbing pain in the gut that was usually nothing serious — gastritis, she had been told, or lactose intolerance. Nina Martin, ProPublica, "The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas," 8 Dec. 2019 Per the Washington Post’s Morgan Krakow, this plastic pollution triggered intestinal inflammation, which in turn led to gastritis, a blood infection and pus in the lungs. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "A Beloved Baby Dugong Has Died After Ingesting Plastic," 19 Aug. 2019 And a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2014 found that supplements of apigenin, a flavonoid found in celery, may have helped slow the progression of gastritis and gastric cancer—in gerbils, that is. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Surprise: Celery Juice Will Not Cure All of Your Health Issues," 25 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of gastritis

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Gastritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastritis. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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gastritis

noun
How to pronounce gastritis (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gastritis

medical : a painful condition in which the inside surface of the stomach becomes inflamed

gastritis

noun
gas·​tri·​tis | \ ga-ˈstrīt-əs How to pronounce gastritis (audio) \

Medical Definition of gastritis

: inflammation especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach

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