[ ji-joo-nos-tuh-mee, jee-joo- ]
/ dʒɪ dʒuˈnɒs tə mi, ˌdʒi dʒʊ- /

noun, plural je·ju·nos·to·mies. Surgery.

an artificial opening from the jejunum through the abdominal wall, created for the drainage of jejunal contents or for feeding.

Origin of jejunostomy

First recorded in 1880–85; jejuno- + -stomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for jejunostomy


/ (dʒɪdʒuːˈnɒstəmɪ) /


the surgical formation of an opening from the jejunum to the surface of the body, through which food may be introduced

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Medicine definitions for jejunostomy


[ jə-jōō′nŏstə-mē, jĕj′u- ]


The surgical creation of an opening from the abdominal wall into the jejunum, usually with a stoma on the abdominal wall.

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