gastrotomy

[ga-strot-uh-mee]
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noun, plural gas·trot·o·mies. Surgery.

the operation of cutting into the stomach.

Nearby words

  1. gastrostaxis,
  2. gastrostenosis,
  3. gastrostolavage,
  4. gastrostomy,
  5. gastrotomic,
  6. gastrotonometry,
  7. gastrotrich,
  8. gastrotropic,
  9. gastrovascular,
  10. gastrula

Origin of gastrotomy

First recorded in 1650–60; gastro- + -tomy

Related formsgas·tro·tom·ic [gas-truh-tom-ik] /ˌgæs trəˈtɒm ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gastrotomy

gastrotomy

noun plural -mies

surgical incision into the stomach
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Medicine definitions for gastrotomy

gastrotomy

[gă-strŏtə-mē]

n.

Incision into the stomach.

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