Definition of stomatogastric in English:

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Pronunciation: /stōˌmatəˈɡastrik/ Pronunciation: /ˌstōmətə-/


chiefly Zoology
Relating to or connected with the mouth and stomach, particularly denoting a system of visceral nerves in invertebrates.
Example sentences
  • Shortterm adjustments of the stomatogastric ganglion motor neurons by neural inputs, peptides, and other neuromodulators are well documented.
  • This review will highlight recent NO research in decapod crustaceans, with an emphasis on the stomatogastric ganglion and NO's role in the specification of rhythmic motor networks.
  • Crustacean motor circuits, including the stomatogastric nervous system, the cardiac ganglion, and the abdominal neurons involved in escape reflexes, have been studied extensively for several decades.


Mid 19th century: from Greek stoma, stomat- 'mouth' + gastric.

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Syllabification: sto·ma·to·gas·tric

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