Surgical formation of an opening directly into the esophagus from without. [esophagus + G. stoma, mouth]

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esoph·a·gos·to·my or chiefly Brit oe·soph·a·gos·to·my -'gäs-tə-mē n, pl -mies surgical creation of an artificial opening into the esophagus

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esoph·a·gos·to·my (ə-sof″ə-gosґtə-me) [esophago- + -stomy] the creation of an opening into the esophagus.

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