Gastroelytrotomy

Gas`tro`el`y`trot´o`my


n.1.(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 Cæsarean operation, and less dangerous.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.