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enterostomy

[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.
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Origin of enterostomy

First recorded in 1875–80; entero- + -stomy
Related formsen·ter·os·to·mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enterostomy

enterostomy

noun plural -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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enterostomy in Medicine

enterostomy

(ĕn′tə-rŏstə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical construction of an opening into the intestine through an incision in the abdominal wall.
  2. The opening itself.
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Related formsen′ter•osto•mal adj.
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