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Re: Stomach, gaster

Posted by Modrijan on April 20, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Stomach, gaster posted by ESC on April 17, 2004

: : : How do you English say when talking unprofessionally and not health-related: The cat lies on my belly or on my stomach? How do you call gaster (organ) in everyday life? And when health-related: Bladder or liver is in the stomach? (I know for abdomen) And do you say: gaster lies in the stomach?

: : I am from the U.S. We said, "I have butterflies in my stomach," meaning one is nervous. People say "stomach" when they really mean abdomen. Is that what you're asking?

Yes, I see: stomach = abdomen. How do you call an organ which is called gaster in latin and lies between the esophagus and the duodenum?

: I don't know what a "gaster" is related to humans.

: See 1c Merriam-Webster about stomach = abdomen.
: http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=stomach&x=11&y=16