- the operation of cutting into the stomach.
Origin of gastrotomy
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Bell of Iowa removed it by gastrotomy, and the man recovered.
The patient's constitution was fast yielding, and gastrotomy was immediately performed.
Gastrotomy, gas-trot′o-mi, n. the operation of cutting open the belly.
- surgical incision into the stomach
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- Incision into the stomach.
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