from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical excision of part or all of the stomach.
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- n. Removal or partial removal of the stomach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, the resection of a portion of the stomach, as for instance a cancerous pylorus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical removal of all or part of the stomach
Coined based on Ancient Greek γαστήρ (gaster) + -ectomy. (Wiktionary)