gastroenterology

noun
gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌga-strō-ˌen-tə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio) \

Definition of gastroenterology

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

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Other Words from gastroenterology

gastroenterological \ ˌga-​strō-​ˌen-​tə-​rə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce gastroenterological (audio) \ adjective
gastroenterologist \ ˌga-​strō-​ˌen-​tə-​ˈrä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce gastroenterologist (audio) \ noun

Examples of gastroenterology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The studio has created four games, each with their own focus on a different specialty: pulmonology, gastroenterology, anesthesiology, and cardiology. Washington Post, "From surgery simulators to medical mishaps in space, video game tech is helping doctors at work," 9 Jan. 2020 The new tower will nearly double the size of the hospital facility and house expanded specialty care programs like cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and gastroenterology. Dom Difurio, Dallas News, "Children’s Medical Center Plano to build 7-floor tower that will triple capacity," 23 Jan. 2020 His fields of expertise were internal medicine and gastroenterology. Kirsten Grieshaber, USA TODAY, "Son of former German president stabbed to death while giving lecture in Berlin," 20 Nov. 2019 His fields of expertise were internal medicine and gastroenterology. Fox News, "Son of former German president killed in knife attack while giving lecture in Berlin hospital," 20 Nov. 2019 His fields of expertise were internal medicine and gastroenterology. NBC News, "Son of one of Germany's most respected former presidents stabbed to death during lecture," 20 Nov. 2019 Among other buyers and sellers: a document service company executive, a nephrologist and a gastroenterology doctor. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Paradise Valley mansion once owned by Arizona Cardinals' Kurt Warner sells for $3.1M," 23 Dec. 2019 Right now, the facility operates clinics for behavioral health, cardiology, chemotherapy, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonary and more. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al, "Jefferson County approves UAB Healthcare Authority takeover of Cooper Green," 13 Nov. 2019 Right now, the facility operates clinics for behavioral health, cardiology, chemotherapy, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonary and more. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al, "Jefferson County approves UAB Healthcare Authority takeover of Cooper Green," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of gastroenterology

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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18 Feb 2020

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“Gastroenterology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastroenterology. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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gastroenterology

noun
gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -ˌent-ə-ˈräl-ə-jē How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio) \
plural gastroenterologies

Medical Definition of gastroenterology

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

Other Words from gastroenterology

gastroenterological \ -​rə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce gastroenterological (audio) \ also gastroenterologic \ -​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce gastroenterologic (audio) \ adjective
gastroenterological disorders a gastroenterological procedure

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