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[ji-joo-nos-tuh-mee, jee-joo-]
noun, plural je·ju·nos·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. 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


  1. 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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jejunostomy in Medicine


(jə-jōō′nŏstə-mē, jĕj′u-)
  1. 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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