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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GASTRIC

There was an elderly lady who insisted on telling John all about the gastric juices!

Don't get excited about it; that will interfere with the gastric juices.

The only satisfactory atonement, therefore, must be gastric.

The solid parts remain, to be acted on by the gastric juice.

Gastric juice, the fluid which dissolves the food in the stomach.

It is unnecessary to describe the gastric feats of Manifold and Topertoe.

It injured the gastric juice, so that it could not mix with the food.

Whether any one guessed it or not we do not know—but the answer was Gastric—Gas-trick.

I know that the coats of my stomach are honeycombed with gastric juice.

By the time the meal is taken, the supply of gastric fluid has failed.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, with -ic + Greek gaster (genitive gastros) "stomach," by dissimilation from *graster, literally "eater, devourer," from gran "to gnaw, eat," from PIE root *gras- "to devour" (cf. Greek grastis "green fodder," Latin gramen "fodder, grass," Old English cærse "cress").

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GASTRIC

abdominal

adjectiveconcerning the stomach and the area below it
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