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colostomy

[ kuh-los-tuh-mee ]
/ kəˈlɒs tə mi /
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noun, plural co·los·to·mies.Surgery.
the construction of an artificial opening from the colon through the abdominal wall, thus bypassing a diseased portion of the lower intestine and permitting the passage of intestinal contents.
the opening so constructed.
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Origin of colostomy

First recorded in 1885–90; colo- + -stomy
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British Dictionary definitions for colostomy

colostomy
/ (kəˈlɒstəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies
the surgical formation of an opening from the colon onto the surface of the body, which functions as an anus
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Scientific definitions for colostomy

colostomy
[ kə-lŏstə-mē ]

Surgical construction of an opening from the colon through the abdominal wall to the outside of the body for the purpose of excretion.
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