gastrostomy

noun
gas·​tros·​to·​my | \ ga-ˈsträs-tə-mē How to pronounce gastrostomy (audio) \
plural gastrostomies

Medical Definition of gastrostomy

1 : the surgical formation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach
2 : the opening made by gastrostomy

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“Gastrostomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gastrostomy. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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