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Definition of "gastritis" []

  • Chronic or acute inflammation of the stomach, especially of the mucous membrane of the stomach. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gastritis" in a sentence
  • "Warren for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease."
  • ""for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease""
  • "She told me that the stomach biopsy showed mild chronic gastritis, which is neither a surprise nor especially alarming."