the operation of cutting into the stomach.
- gas·tro·tom·ic [gas-truh-tom-ik], /ˌgæs trəˈtɒm ɪk/, adjective
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How to use gastrotomy in a sentence
Bell of Iowa removed it by gastrotomy, and the man recovered.
gastrotomy, gas-trot′o-mi, n. the operation of cutting open the belly.
The patient's constitution was fast yielding, and gastrotomy was immediately performed.
British Dictionary definitions for gastrotomy
surgical incision into the stomach
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