- the making of an artificial opening into the intestine, which opens onto the abdominal wall, for feeding or drainage.
Origin of enterostomy
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- surgical formation of a permanent opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall, used as an artificial anus, for feeding, etc
- Surgical construction of an opening into the intestine through an incision in the abdominal wall.
- The opening itself.
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