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Definition of "stomach" []

  • The enlarged, saclike portion of the alimentary canal, one of the principal organs of digestion, located in vertebrates between the esophagus and the small intestine. (noun)
  • A similar digestive structure of many invertebrates. (noun)
  • Any of the four compartments into which the stomach of a ruminant is divided. (noun)
  • The abdomen or belly. (noun)
  • An appetite for food. (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 "stomach" in a sentence
  • "We notice catarrh of the stomach, ulcerative gastritis, to which patients often succumb after twenty-five years of _bad stomach_; these are the"
  • "I was then taken to a doctor, who at once requested me to stop working, and to take a _complete rest_, but not for the stomach, as he prescribed a severe and exacting master to stimulate the _tired and overworked stomach_ to _renewed life_, and so give the nerves plenty of pure food, as they were in need of same."
  • "If the fainting have been caused by _disordered stomach_, it may be necessary to stop the supplies, and give the stomach, for a day or two, but little to do; a fast will frequently prevent the necessity of giving medicine."