[ en-tuh-ros-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌɛn təˈrɒs tə mi /
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noun, plural en·ter·os·to·mies.Surgery.

the making of an artificial opening into the intestine, which opens onto the abdominal wall, for feeding or drainage.



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Origin of enterostomy

First recorded in 1875–80; entero- + -stomy

OTHER WORDS FROM enterostomy

en·ter·os·to·mal, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for enterostomy

  • It had even been proposed to perform the operation of gastro-enterostomy in the belief that some organic disease existed.

    The Nervous Child|Hector Charles Cameron
  • "It was a gastro-enterostomy, without complications," he explained.

    Kildares of Storm|Eleanor Mercein Kelly

British Dictionary definitions for enterostomy

/ (ˌɛntəˈrɒstəmɪ) /

noun plural -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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Medical definitions for enterostomy

[ ĕn′tə-rŏstə-mē ]


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

Other words from enterostomy

en′ter•osto•mal adj.
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