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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Gastric

GAS'TRIC, adjective [from Gr. the belly or stomach.]

Belonging to the belly, or rather to the stomach. The gastric juice is a thin, pellucid liquor, separated by the capillary exhaling arteries of the stomach, which open upon its internal tunic. It is the principal agent in digestion.