Skip to Content


Pronunciation: e-ruk-ta'shun

Definition: The voiding of gas or of a small quantity of acidic fluid from the stomach through the mouth.

Synonym(s): belching, ructus

[L. eructo, pp. -atus, to belch]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.