gastroenterology

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noun gas·tro·en·ter·ol·o·gy \ˌga-strō-ˌen-tə-ˈrä-lə-jē\

Definition of gastroenterology

  1. :  a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines

gastroenterological

play \ˌga-strō-ˌen-tə-rə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

gastroenterologist

play \ˌga-strō-ˌen-tə-ˈrä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of gastroenterology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1904


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gastroenterology

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noun gas·tro·en·ter·ol·o·gy \-ˌent-ə-ˈräl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of gastroenterology

plural

gastroenterologies

  1. :  a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines

gastroenterological

\-rə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also

gastroenterologic

\-ˈläj-ik\play adjective gastroenterological disorders a gastroenterological procedure

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