[ga-strahy-tis] /gæˈstraɪ tɪs/

inflammation of the stomach, especially of its mucous membrane.
inflammation of the lining of the stomach

1806, medical Latin, from gastro- + -itis. Coined by French pathologist François-Boissier de la Croix de Sauvages (1706-1767).

gastritis gas·tri·tis (gā-strī’tĭs)
Chronic or acute inflammation of the stomach, especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach.


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