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gastrectomy

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noun gas·trec·to·my \ga-ˈstrek-tə-mē\

Definition of gastrectomy

plural gastrectomies

  1. :  surgical removal of all or part of the stomach



Origin of gastrectomy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1886

Rhymes with gastrectomy


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gastrectomy

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noun gas·trec·to·my \ga-ˈstrek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of gastrectomy

plural gastrectomies

  1. :  surgical removal of all or part of the stomach




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