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Pronunciation: gas'tro-en'ter-o-ko-los' to-me

Definition: Formation of direct communication between the stomach and the large and small intestines, usually secondary to gastric ulcer disease or a malignant process in either the colon or stomach.

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

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