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gastro- stomach.
gastroenteritis inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the stomach and intestines.
gastrointestinal of, concerning, or having an effect on the stomach and intestines.
gastronome a connoisseur of fine cuisine; gourmet.
gastronomy the study or practice of eating well.
gastropod any of a wide variety of mollusks, such as the snail or limpet, usu. having a large muscular organ for creeping. [2 definitions]
gastrovascular simultaneously serving both a digestive and a circulatory function.
gastrula an embryo in an early stage of development consisting of two saclike layers of cells that enclose a central cavity.
gasworks (used with a sing. verb) a plant at which gas is generated for use in heating and, esp. formerly, in lighting.
gate a part of a fence or wall that swings vertically or horizontally to close and open. [3 definitions]
gāteau a layer cake or pastry shell filled with custard, mousse, or the like. [2 definitions]
gate-crasher (informal) someone who attends a party, performance, or the like without being asked or buying a ticket.
gatefold in a book or magazine, an oversize page folded to fit the format and so bound that it can be opened out for viewing.
gatehouse a house built next to or over a gate, often used as a keeper's lodging. [2 definitions]
gatekeeper a person who supervises the passage of traffic through a gate.
gate-leg table a table with gatelike leg units that swing out from the frame to support hinged leaves.
gatepost an upright post on which a gate is hung by hinges or to which it is attached when closed.
gateway an opening or passageway that may be closed by means of a gate. [2 definitions]
gather to bring together into one place or assembly. [12 definitions]
gathering anything that is gathered or collected. [4 definitions]
Gatling gun an early machine gun with a revolving cluster of barrels, each of which was automatically loaded and fired when the cluster was rotated.