stomach

Pronunciation: (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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: The stomach is an organ in the upper abdomen. It is divided into 5 sections: the cardia, the fundus, the body, the antrum, and the pylorus. The stomach is part of the digestive system.

Date last modified: 2018-02-06