The surgical formation of an artificial anus by creation of an opening into the colon after its fixation to the abdominal wall.

Nearby words

  1. colonus,
  2. colony,
  3. colony collapse disorder,
  4. colony stimulating factor,
  5. colony-stimulating factor,
  6. colopexy,
  7. colophon,
  8. colophonian,
  9. colophony,
  10. coloplication

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