[ il-ee-os-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌɪl iˈɒs tə mi /

noun, plural il·e·os·to·mies. Surgery.

the construction of an artificial opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall, permitting drainage of the contents of the small intestine.
the opening so constructed.

Origin of ileostomy

First recorded in 1885–90; ileo- + -stomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ileostomy


/ (ˌɪlɪˈɒstəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

the surgical formation of a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the ileum
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Medicine definitions for ileostomy


[ ĭl′ē-ŏstə-mē ]


Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening through the abdominal wall into the ileum.
The opening created by such a surgical procedure.
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