noun, plural gas·tro·en·ter·os·to·mies. Surgery.

the making of a new passage between the stomach and the duodenum (gastroduodenostomy) or, especially, the jejunum (gastrojejunostomy).

Origin of gastroenterostomy

First recorded in 1885–90; gastroentero- + -stomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gastroenterostomy


noun plural -mies

surgical formation of an artificial opening between the stomach and the small intestine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

gastroenterostomy in Medicine




The surgical formation of a new opening between the stomach and the intestine, either anterior or posterior to the mesocolon.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.