from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical excision of part or all of the stomach.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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