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Pronunciation: gas'tro-ko-los'to-me

Definition: Establishment of a communication between stomach and colon usually secondary to gastric ulcer disease or a malignant process in either the colon or stomach.

[gastro- + G. kolon, colon, + stoma, mouth]

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