gastroenterology

noun

gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy ˌga-strō-ˌen-tə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio)
: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines
gastroenterological adjective
gastroenterologist noun

Examples of gastroenterology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with primary care services, faculty physicians will offer more specialty care like cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology at the new practice, the medical school said in a news release. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 9 July 2024 This traffic jam could cause the food to come back up forcefully, which can lead to choking, rips in the esophagus, and surgery to fix them, says Dr. David Metz, a retired professor of gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania who has studied the effects of speed-eating. Matt Fuchs, TIME, 3 July 2024 Opened in 2019, the local facility housed Takeda Ventures, a research and development site that focused on treatments in the areas of gastroenterology, inflammation and neuroscience. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2024 Other specialty areas including cardiology, dermatology, physical rehabilitation, otolaryngology and gastroenterology. Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald, 9 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for gastroenterology 

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Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gastroenterology was circa 1904

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“Gastroenterology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastroenterology. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

gastroenterology

noun
gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy -ˌent-ə-ˈräl-ə-jē How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio)
plural gastroenterologies
: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines
gastroenterological adjective
also gastroenterologic
gastroenterological disorders
a gastroenterological procedure

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