vagotomy

noun
va·​got·​o·​my | \ vā-ˈgä-tə-mē How to pronounce vagotomy (audio) \
plural vagotomies

Definition of vagotomy

: surgical division of the vagus nerve

First Known Use of vagotomy

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vagotomy

borrowed from German Vagotomie, from Vagus vagus nerve + -o- -o- + -tomie -tomy

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“Vagotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vagotomy. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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vagotomy

noun
va·​got·​o·​my | \ vā-ˈgät-ə-mē How to pronounce vagotomy (audio) \
plural vagotomies

Medical Definition of vagotomy

: surgical division of the vagus nerve

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