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Gastric


/ˈgastrik/

Adjective

1. Of or relating to the stomach.

Word origin: 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”). (etymonline.com)

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