gastrectomy

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noun gas·trec·to·my \ ga-ˈstrek-tə-mē \

Definition of gastrectomy

plural gastrectomies
:surgical removal of all or part of the stomach

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Gastr- comes from the Greek word for "belly", and shows up in English in such words as gastric ("relating to the stomach") and gastronomy ("the cooking and eating of fine food"). Believe it or not, there are many people today who have had a gastrectomy and live without a stomach; some of them need to eat fairly steadily and carefully through the day, but many lead almost completely normal and even vigorous lives.

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gastrectomy

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noun gas·trec·to·my \ ga-ˈstrek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of gastrectomy

plural gastrectomies
:surgical removal of all or part of the stomach

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