Definition of gastric adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡæstrɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæstrɪk//
[only before noun] (medical)
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connected with the stomach a gastric ulcer gastric juices (= the acids in your stomach that help you to digest food) Word Originmid 17th cent.: from modern Latin gastricus, from Greek gastēr, gastr- ‘stomach’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gastric