Gas`tro*el`y*trot"o*my (?), n. [Gastro- + Gr sheath + a cutting] Surg.

The operation of cutting into the upper part of the vagina, through the abdomen (without opening the peritoneum), for the purpose of removing a fetus. It is a substitute for the Caesarean operation, and less dangerous.

 

© Webster 1913.

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