An operation to remove all or part of the stomach.

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  • gastrectomy — 1886, from GASTRO (Cf. gastro ) + ECTOMY (Cf. ectomy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gastrectomy — [gas trek′tə mē] n. pl. gastrectomies [ GASTR(O) + ECTOMY: see GASTRO ] the surgical removal of all, or esp. part, of the stomach …   English World dictionary

  • gastrectomy — /ga strek teuh mee/, n., pl. gastrectomies. partial or total excision of the stomach. [1885 90; GASTR + ECTOMY] * * * Surgical removal of all or part of the stomach to treat peptic ulcers. It eliminates the cells that secrete acid and halts the… …   Universalium

  • gastrectomy — Excision of a part or all of the stomach. [gastr + G. ektome, excision] Hofmeister g. hofmeister operation in which a portion of the stomach is removed and a retrocolic gastrojejunostomy is constructed in an end to side fash …   Medical dictionary

  • gastrectomy — n. a surgical operation in which the whole or a part of the stomach is removed. Total gastrectomy, in which the oesophagus is joined to the duodenum, is usually performed for stomach cancer but occasionally for the Zollinger Ellison syndrome. In… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Gastrectomy — A gastrectomy is a partial or full surgical removal of the stomach. IndicationsGastrectomies are performed to treat cancer and perforations of the stomach wall. In severe duodenal ulcers it may be necessary to remove the lower portion of the… …   Wikipedia

  • gastrectomy — noun (plural mies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1886 surgical removal of all or part of the stomach …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gastrectomy — noun Removal of the stomach …   Wiktionary

  • gastrectomy — n. surgical removal of part or all of the stomach …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gastrectomy — [ga strɛktəmi] noun (plural gastrectomies) surgical removal of a part or the whole of the stomach …   English new terms dictionary

  • gastrectomy — gas·trec·to·my …   English syllables

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