gastrostomy

[ 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.

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Origin of gastrostomy

First recorded in 1850–55; gastro- + -stomy
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British Dictionary definitions for gastrostomy

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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Medical definitions for gastrostomy

gastrostomy
[ gă-strŏstə-mē ]

n.

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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