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sigmoidostomy

[ sĭg′moi-dŏstə-mē ]

n.

Establishment of an artificial anus by surgically creating an opening into the sigmoid colon.

Nearby words

sigmoidopexy, sigmoidoproctostomy, sigmoidorectostomy, sigmoidoscope, sigmoidoscopy, sigmoidostomy, sigmoidotomy, sigmund, sign, sign away, sign in
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