Meaning of gastrostomy

gas•tros•to•my

Pronunciation: (ga-stros'tu-mē), [key]
— pl. -mies.
  1. the construction of an artificial opening from the stomach through the abdominal wall, permitting intake of food or drainage of gastric contents.
  2. the opening so constructed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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