How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"gastro" is from "gastr" (belly) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "stomach" or "abdomen" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Rapid gastric emptying happens when the lower end of the small intestine fills too quickly with undigested food from the stomach.|
|Gastropods are also sometimes known as "Univalves", because they possess a single shell.|