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Pronunciation: gas'tro-pli-ka'shun

Definition: An operation for reducing the size of the stomach by suturing a longitudinal fold with the peritoneal surfaces in apposition.

Synonym(s): gastroptyxis, gastrorrhaphy2, stomach reefing

[gastro- + L. plico, to fold]

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