[ yoo-ree-tuh-ros-tuh-mee ]
/ yʊˌri təˈrɒs tə mi /

noun, plural u·re·ter·os·to·mies. Surgery.

the construction of an artificial opening from the ureter through the abdominal wall or the flanks, permitting the passage of urine.
the opening so constructed.

Origin of ureterostomy

First recorded in 1900–05; ureter + -o- + -stomy
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Medicine definitions for ureterostomy


[ yu-rē′tə-rŏstə-mē ]


Surgical establishment of an external opening into the ureter.
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