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Pronunciation: gas'tro-en'ter-os'to-me

Definition: Establishment of a new opening between the stomach and the intestine, either anterior or posterior to the transverse colon.

Synonym(s): gastroenteroanastomosis

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

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