Etymology
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gastric (adj.)

1650s, from Modern Latin gastricus, from Greek gaster (genitive gastros) "stomach, paunch, belly," often figurative of gluttony or greed, also "womb, uterus; sausage," by dissimilation from *graster, literally "eater, devourer," from gran "to gnaw, eat," from PIE root *gras- "to devour" (source also of Greek grastis "green fodder," Latin gramen "fodder, grass," Old English cærse "cress").

updated on February 23, 2015

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Definitions of gastric from WordNet

gastric (adj.)
relating to or involving the stomach;
gastric ulcer
Synonyms: stomachic / stomachal
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