[ ga-stros-tuh-mee ]
/ gæˈstrɒs tə mi /

noun, plural gas·tros·to·mies. Surgery.

the construction of an artificial opening from the stomach through the abdominal wall, permitting intake of food or drainage of gastric contents.
the opening so constructed.

Origin of gastrostomy

First recorded in 1850–55; gastro- + -stomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gastrostomy


/ (ɡæsˈtrɒstəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

surgical formation of an artificial opening into the stomach from the skin surface: used for feeding

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Medicine definitions for gastrostomy


[ gă-strŏstə-mē ]


Surgical construction of a permanent opening from the external surface of the abdominal wall into the stomach, usually for inserting a feeding tube.

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