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Glossary: stomach, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

stomach

(STUH-muk)

An organ that is part of the digestive system. The stomach helps digest food by mixing it with digestive juices and churning it into a thin liquid.

Gastrointestinal (digestive) system anatomy; shows esophagus, liver, stomach, large intestine, and small intestine.

The stomach and esophagus are part of the upper digestive system.

2005-11-03

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer