Definition of polygastric in English:

polygastric

adjective

Zoology
  • Having many stomachs or digestive cavities; specifically of or relating to the former group Polygastrica of protozoans whose food-containing vacuoles were thought to be separate digestive organs (now historical).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From poly- + gastric, after monogastric and scientific Latin Polygastrica.

Pronunciation

polygastric

/ˌpɒlɪˈɡastrɪk/