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