GASTROENTERITIS

gastroenteritis, stomach flu, intestinal flu

(noun) inflammation of the stomach and intestines; can be caused by Salmonella enteritidis

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

gastroenteritis (countable and uncountable, plural gastroenterites or gastroenteritides)

(medicine) Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestine; often caused by an infection.

Synonyms

• gastro (Britain, Australia, colloquial)

Anagrams

• enterogastritis

Source: Wiktionary


Gas`tro*en`te*ri"tis, n. Etym: [NL. See Gastroenrteric, and -itis.] (Med.)

Definition: Inflammation of the lining membrane of the stomach and the intestines.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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