[ si-stos-tuh-mee ]
/ sɪˈstɒs tə mi /

noun, plural cys·tos·to·mies. Surgery.

the construction of an artificial opening from the bladder through the abdominal wall, permitting the drainage of urine.
the opening so constructed.

Nearby words

  1. cystoscopic,
  2. cystoscopic urography,
  3. cystoscopist,
  4. cystoscopy,
  5. cystostaxis,
  6. cystotome,
  7. cystotomy,
  8. cystoureteritis,
  9. cystoureterography,
  10. cystourethritis

Origin of cystostomy

First recorded in 1905–10; cysto- + -stomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cystostomy


[ sĭ-stŏstə-mē ]


The surgical formation of an opening into the urinary bladder.

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