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jejunostomy

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

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Origin of jejunostomy

First recorded in 1880–85; jejuno- + -stomy
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British Dictionary definitions for jejunostomy

jejunostomy
/ (dʒɪdʒuːˈnɒstəmɪ) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for jejunostomy

jejunostomy
[ jə-jōō′nŏstə-mē, jĕj′u- ]

n.

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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