Definitions for vagotomyveɪˈgɒt ə mi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
va•got•o•myveɪˈgɒt ə mi(n.)(pl.)-mies.
the surgical severance of vagus nerve fibers, performed to reduce acid secretion.
The surgical resection of the vagus nerve so as to reduce the secretion of acid in the stomach and so control duodenal ulcers
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The interruption or removal of any part of the vagus (10th cranial) nerve. Vagotomy may be performed for research or for therapeutic purposes.