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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


stomach  listen  (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.

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