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Pronunciation: ga-vahzh'


  1. Forced feeding by stomach tube.
  2. Therapeutic use of a high-potency diet administered by stomach tube.

Synonym(s): gastrogavage, gastrostogavage

[Fr. gaver, to gorge fowls]

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