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fundoplication

Pronunciation: fun'do-pli-ka'shun

Definition: Suture of the fundus of the stomach completely or partially around the gastroesophageal junction to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease; can be performed by open abdominal or thoracic operation, or a laparoscopic approach.

[fundus + L. plico, to fold]

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