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a combining form meaning “stomach,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
stomach: gastroenteritis, gastritis

scientific word-forming element meaning “stomach,” before vowels gastr-, from Greek gastro-, comb. form of gaster (genitive gastros) “belly, paunch” (see gastric).

gastro- or gastr-
Stomach; gastric: gastritis.


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