[ en-tuh-ros-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌɛn təˈrɒs tə mi /
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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OTHER WORDS FROM enterostomyen·ter·os·to·mal, adjective
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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-rŏs′tə-mē ]
Surgical construction of an opening into the intestine through an incision in the abdominal wall.
The opening itself.
Other words from enterostomyen′ter•os′to•mal adj.
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