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[en-tuh-ros-tuh-mee] /ˌɛn təˈrɒs tə mi/
noun, plural enterostomies. Surgery.
the making of an artificial opening into the intestine, which opens onto the abdominal wall, for feeding or drainage.
Origin of enterostomy
First recorded in 1875-80; entero- + -stomy
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enterostomal, adjective Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mies
surgical formation of a permanent opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall, used as an artificial anus, for feeding, etc
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enterostomal in Medicine

enterostomy en·ter·os·to·my (ěn'tə-rŏs'tə-mē)

  1. Surgical construction of an opening into the intestine through an incision in the abdominal wall.

  2. The opening itself.

en'ter·os'to·mal adj.
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