Definitions for gastrostomy
surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage)
The surgical procedure for making an opening in the stomach as part of an operation.
Origin: From gastro- + -stomy
the operation of making a permanent opening into the stomach, for the introduction of food
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Creation of an artificial external opening into the stomach for nutritional support or gastrointestinal compression.