[ en-tuh-ros-tuh-mee ]

noun,plural en·ter·os·to·mies.Surgery.
  1. the making of an artificial opening into the intestine, which opens onto the abdominal wall, for feeding or drainage.

Origin of enterostomy

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

Other words from enterostomy

  • en·ter·os·to·mal, adjective

Words Nearby enterostomy

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How to use enterostomy in a sentence

  • 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) /

nounplural -mies
  1. 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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