[ yoo-ree-tuh-ros-tuh-mee ]

noun,plural u·re·ter·os·to·mies.Surgery.
  1. the construction of an artificial opening from the ureter through the abdominal wall or the flanks, permitting the passage of urine.

  2. the opening so constructed.

Origin of ureterostomy

First recorded in 1900–05; ureter + -o- + -stomy

Words Nearby ureterostomy

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