From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gastroelytrotomy \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
   C[ae]sarean operation, and less dangerous.
   [1913 Webster]
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