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Noun: gastrostomy  ga'strós-tu-mee
  1. Surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)
  2. Surgical incision into the stomach

Derived forms: gastrostomies

Type of: incision, op [informal], operation, section, surgery, surgical incision, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Encyclopedia: Gastrostomy