The medical specialty concerned with the function and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach, intestines, and associated organs. [gastro- + G. enteron, intestine, + logos, study]

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gas·tro·en·ter·ol·o·gy -.ent-ə-'räl-ə-jē n, pl -gies a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines
gas·tro·en·ter·o·log·i·cal -rə-'läj-i-kəl or gas·tro·en·ter·o·log·ic -'läj-ik adj

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the study of gastrointestinal disease, which includes disease of any part of the digestive tract and also of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas.

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gas·tro·en·ter·ol·o·gy (gas″tro-en″tər-olґə-je) [gastro- + entero- + -logy] the study of the stomach and intestines and the nature and treatment of their diseases.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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