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.
Zoology. any analogous digestive cavity or tract in invertebrates.
the part of the body containing the stomach; belly or abdomen.
appetite for food.
desire, inclination, or liking:
I have no stomach for this trip.
verb (used with object)
to endure or tolerate (someone or something):
I can’t stomach your constant nagging.
Obsolete. to be offended at or resent.
(in vertebrates) the enlarged muscular saclike part of the alimentary canal in which food is stored until it has been partially digested and rendered into chyme related adjective gastric
the corresponding digestive organ in invertebrates
the abdominal region
desire, appetite, or inclination: I have no stomach for arguments
an archaic word for temper
an obsolete word for pride
verb (transitive; used mainly in negative constructions)
to tolerate; bear: I can’t stomach his bragging
to eat or digest: he cannot stomach oysters
stomach stom·ach (stŭm’ək)
The enlarged saclike portion of the digestive tract between the esophagus and small intestine, lying just beneath the diaphragm.
A saclike muscular organ in vertebrate animals that stores and breaks down ingested food. Food enters the stomach from the esophagus and passes to the small intestine through the pylorus. Glands in the stomach secrete hydrochloric acid and the digestive enzyme pepsin.
A similar digestive structure of many invertebrates.
Any of the four compartments into which the stomach of a ruminant is divided (the rumen, reticulum, omasum, or abomasum).
An organ in the digestive system, on the left side of the body behind the lower rib cage, that receives chewed food from the esophagus. Tiny glands in the stomach’s lining secrete gastric juice, which contains acids, mucus, and enzymes. This fluid, along with the muscular churning actions of the stomach, helps transform food into a thick, semifluid mass that can be passed into the small intestine for digestion.
- Stomach stapling
noun 1. a treatment for obesity in which the capacity of the stomach is reduced by a surgical procedure
- Stomach steinway
noun 1. a lower canine milk tooth of infants.
- Stomach tube
stomach tube n. A flexible tube inserted into the stomach through which liquid food is passed.