a richly ornamented garment covering the stomach and chest, worn by both sexes in the 15th and 16th centuries, and later worn under a bodice by women.
a decorative V-shaped panel of stiff material worn over the chest and stomach by men and women in the 16th century, later only by women
(Isa. 3:24), an article of female attire, probably some sort of girdle around the breast.
adjective, Also, stomachical 1. of or relating to the stomach; gastric. 2. beneficial to the stomach; stimulating gastric digestion; sharpening the appetite. noun 3. a stomachic agent or drug. adjective 1. stimulating gastric activity 2. of or relating to the stomach noun 3. a stomachic medicine stomachic sto·mach·ic (stə-māk’ĭk) n. An agent that improves appetite […]
noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. a suction pump for removing the contents of the stomach, used especially in cases of poisoning. stomach pump noun 1. (med) a suction device for removing stomach contents by a tube inserted through the mouth stomach pump n. An apparatus for removing the contents of the stomach by means of suction.
noun 1. Anatomy, Zoology. a saclike enlargement of the alimentary canal, as in humans and certain animals, forming an organ for storing, diluting, and digesting food. such an organ or an analogous portion of the alimentary canal when divided into two or more sections or parts. any one of these sections. 2. Zoology. any analogous […]
- Stomach stapling
noun 1. a treatment for obesity in which the capacity of the stomach is reduced by a surgical procedure