proctostomy

[prŏk-tŏstə-mē]

n.

Surgical formation of an artificial opening into the rectum.rectostomy

Nearby words

  1. proctosigmoiditis,
  2. proctosigmoidoscope,
  3. proctosigmoidoscopy,
  4. proctospasm,
  5. proctostenosis,
  6. proctotomy,
  7. proctotresia,
  8. proctovalvotomy,
  9. procumbent,
  10. procurable


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