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Pronunciation: e-sof'a-go-mi-ot'o-me

Definition: Longitudinal division of the muscular layer down to the submucosa of the lowest part of the esophageal wall; some muscle fibers of the cardia may also be divided.

Synonym(s): cardiomyotomy, esophagogastromyotomy

[esophagus + G. mys, muscle, + tome, incision]

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