Definition of gastrocolic in US English:



  • attributive Relating to the stomach and the colon.

    • ‘The gastrocolic and hepatogastric ligaments are seen in this section.’
    • ‘It is uncommon in the gastrocolic ligament and in a cystic formation.’
    • ‘On the assumption that an exaggerated gastrocolic reflex is indeed the problem, you can address it in two ways.’
    • ‘This fusion effectively creates the gastrocolic ligament by connecting the stomach to the transverse colon.’
    • ‘Histology revealed that the gastrocolic fistula had originated from a peptic ulcer of the stomach, and no evidence of malignancy was found.’
    stomach, intestinal, enteric, duodenal, coeliac, abdominal, ventral
    View synonyms