gastroenterology


noun

  1. the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of digestive organs.

noun

  1. the branch of medical science concerned with diseases of the stomach and intestines
n.

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

n.

  1. The medical specialty concerned with the function and disorders of the stomach, intestines, and related organs of the gastrointestinal tract.

  1. The branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

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

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