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[gas-troh-en-tuh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌgæs troʊˌɛn təˈrɒl ə dʒi/

the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of digestive organs.
the branch of medical science concerned with diseases of the stomach and intestines

1904, from gastro- + enterology. Related: Gastroenterologist.

gastroenterology gas·tro·en·ter·ol·o·gy (gās’trō-ěn’tə-rŏl’ə-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with the function and disorders of the stomach, intestines, and related organs of the gastrointestinal tract.
gas’tro·en’ter·o·log’ic (-ə-lŏj’ĭk) or gas’tro·en’ter·o·log’i·cal adj.
The branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
gastroenterology [(gas-troh-en-tuh-rol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the gastrointestinal tract.


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