1. [syn: gastric, stomachic, stomachal]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gastric \Gas"tric\, a. [Gr. ?, ?, stomach: cf. F. gastrique.]
Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach; as, the
Gastric digestion (Physiol.), the conversion of the
albuminous portion of food in the stomach into soluble and
diffusible products by the solvent action of gastric
Gastric fever (Med.), a fever attended with prominent
gastric symptoms; -- a name applied to certain forms of
typhoid fever; also, to catarrhal inflammation of the
stomach attended with fever.
Gastric juice (Physiol.), a thin, watery fluid, with an
acid reaction, secreted by a peculiar set of glands
contained in the mucous membrane of the stomach. It
consists mainly of dilute hydrochloric acid and the
ferment pepsin. It is the most important digestive fluid
in the body, but acts only on proteid foods.
Gastric remittent fever (Med.), a form of remittent fever
with pronounced stomach symptoms.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: relating to or involving the stomach; "gastric ulcer"
[syn: gastric, stomachic, stomachal]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "gastric":
abdominal, anal, appendical, big-bellied, cardiac, cecal, celiac,
colic, colonic, coronary, duodenal, enteric, ileac, intestinal,
jejunal, mesogastric, pyloric, rectal, splanchnic, stomachal,
stomachic, ventral, ventricular, visceral