Esophagotomy
Esophagotomy E*soph`a*got"o*my, n. [Gr. o'isofa`gos the esophagus + te`mnein to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of making an incision into the esophagus, for the purpose of removing any foreign substance that obstructs the passage. [Written also {[oe]sophagotomy}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • esophagotomy — An incision through the wall of the esophagus. [esophagus + G. tome, an incision] * * * esoph·a·got·o·my or chiefly Brit oe·soph·a·got·o·my gä tə mē n, pl mies incision of the esophagus (as for the removal of an obstruction or the relief of… …   Medical dictionary

  • oesophagotomy — Esophagotomy E*soph a*got o*my, n. [Gr. o isofa gos the esophagus + te mnein to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of making an incision into the esophagus, for the purpose of removing any foreign substance that obstructs the passage. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oersted — A unit of magnetic field intensity; the magnetic field intensity that exerts a force of 1 dyne on a unit magnetic pole; equal to (1000/4π) A m−1. [Hans Christian O., Danish physicist, 1777–1851] …   Medical dictionary

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