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noun, plural gas·trot·o·mies. Surgery.
  1. the operation of cutting into the stomach.
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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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noun plural -mies
  1. surgical incision into the stomach
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gastrotomy in Medicine


  1. Incision into the stomach.
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