Polygastric

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Polygastric (Anat) Having several bellies; -- applied to muscles which are made up of several bellies separated by short tendons.
    • n Polygastric pŏl`ĭ*găs"trĭk (Zoöl) One of the Polygastrica.
    • Polygastric (Zoöl) Pertaining to the Polygastrica.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • polygastric Having or appearing to have many stomachs. as an animalcule; specifically, of or pertaining to the Polygastrica.
    • n polygastric A polygastric animalcule.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Polygastric pol-i-gas′trik having, or appearing to have, many stomachs, as an animalcule
    • Polygastric Also Polygas′trian
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Poly-, + gastric,: cf. F. polygastrique,