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[ga-strek-tuh-mee] /gæˈstrɛk tə mi/
noun, plural gastrectomies.
partial or total excision of the stomach.
Origin of gastrectomy
1885-90; gastr- + -ectomy Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gastrectomy
  • gastrectomy is surgery to remove part or all of the stomach.
  • Most common procedure for the resection of gastric cancers located in middle or lower stomach is distal subtotal gastrectomy.
  • The incidence of gallstones and gallbladder sludge is known to be higher in patients after gastrectomy than in general population.
British Dictionary definitions for gastrectomy


noun (pl) -mies
surgical removal of all or part of the stomach
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Word Origin and History for gastrectomy

1886, from gastro- + -ectomy.

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gastrectomy in Medicine

gastrectomy gas·trec·to·my (gā-strěk'tə-mē)
Excision of part or all of the stomach.

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