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  • vagotomy — /vay got euh mee/, n., pl. vagotomies. the surgical severance of vagus nerve fibers, performed to reduce acid secretion by the stomach. Cf. vagal block. [1900 05; VAGO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • vagotomy — [veɪ gɒtəmi] noun (plural vagotomies) the surgical operation of cutting a vagus nerve, typically to reduce gastric secretion. Derivatives vagotomized adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • vagotomy — /vəˈgɒtəmi/ (say vuh gotuhmee) noun (plural vagotomies) a surgical operation for the treatment of severe peptic ulcers in which the vagus nerve is divided, thus limiting gastric secretion. {vag(us nerve) + o + tomy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • vagotomy — [vā gät′ə mē] n. pl. vagotomies [ VAGO + TOMY] the surgical cutting of the vagus nerve, as to relieve a peptic ulcer by reducing the flow of gastric juice …   English World dictionary

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