Definitions

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  • n. The operation of making an incision into the esophagus for the purpose of removing an obstruction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The operation of making an incision into the esophagus, for the purpose of removing any foreign substance that obstructs the passage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, the operation of making an incision into the esophagus, as for the purpose of removing any foreign substance that obstructs the passage.
  • n. See esophagotomy.

Etymologies

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From esophagus +‎ -tomy.

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