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

Definition of gastroenterology 

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

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gastroenterological \ˌga-​strō-​ˌen-​tə-​rə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl \ adjective
gastroenterologist \ˌga-​strō-​ˌen-​tə-​ˈrä-​lə-​jist \ noun

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Postdeal cost cuts also should push profitability higher as Shire and Takeda have overlapping businesses like gastroenterology and neuroscience. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Too Cheap to Fail: Big Pharma Deal Presents Enticing Value," 3 Dec. 2018 His father, a gastroenterologist, is a professor of medicine at N.Y.U. School of Medicine, and is the director of gastroenterology and hepatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. New York Times, "Sarah Cohen, Steven Pochapin," 27 May 2018 Services will include gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, urology, sports health, hand surgery, gynecology and breast surgery. Ron Hurtibise,, "Cleveland Clinic readies new $53 million Coral Springs Family Health Center," 13 July 2018 The project—which required an expertise in biological engineering techniques, electronic circuit design, materials, and gastroenterology—was a true team effort. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ingestible Medical Device Can Tell Your Phone What's Happening in Your Gut," 24 May 2018 The groom’s mother is a registered nurse in gastroenterology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass. Jillian Bell, New York Times, "Jillian Bell, Stephen Wood," 29 Apr. 2018 The deal gives Takeda (tkpyy, +0.77%), a gastroenterology and cancer specialist, greater access to the U.S. market, while Shire’s portfolio will get greater exposure in Japan and emerging markets, the companies said Tuesday. David Meyer, Fortune, "Takeda Finally Inks a Deal to Buy Shire in One of the Biggest Pharma Takeovers Ever," 8 May 2018 Such claims are standard fare in large acquisitions, but Shire and Takeda have overlapping businesses like neuroscience and gastroenterology that should enable meaningful cost cuts without impairing future earnings potential. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Shire Investors Can Profit From Takeda Skepticism," 8 May 2018 Sequiera said the acquisition will allow Takeda to strengthen two of its three core therapy areas: gastroenterology and neuroscience disease. Lisa Schencker,, "Drugmaker Takeda's future in Deerfield uncertain following acquisition news," 8 May 2018

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circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy | \-ˌent-ə-ˈräl-ə-jē \
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 \ also gastroenterologic \-​ˈläj-​ik \ adjective
gastroenterological disorders a gastroenterological procedure

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