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flameboi's avatar

Enterology is derived from the greek entero (intestine) and I believe logy is derived from logia, also a greek word meaning group/collection.

So the word is gastroenterology, which is the study of the gastric system as a whole, including the intestines.

zenvelo's avatar

-logy is a suffix meaning study of.

Thammuz's avatar

Joining @zenvelo to correct @flameboi.

Any word that ends in -logy is either pertaining to written work (trilogy, eulogy) or pertaining to fields of study (gastroeneterology, etc).

Gastroeneterology is specifically the study of the belly (gaster) and intestine (énteron).

flameboi's avatar

@Thammuz @zenvelo Thank you.

My memory on the etymology of words is rusty. Sorry about that.

flo's avatar

@flameboi “Sorry” not necessary at all. You didn’t do anything wrong to anyone.

@zenvelo and @Thammuz Thanks.

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