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ileostomy

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

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Origin of ileostomy

First recorded in 1885–90; ileo- + -stomy
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British Dictionary definitions for ileostomy

ileostomy
/ (ˌɪlɪˈɒstəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

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

ileostomy
[ ĭl′ē-ŏstə-mē ]

n.

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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