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ureterostomy

[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.
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Origin of ureterostomy

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

ureterostomy

(yu-rē′tə-rŏstə-mē)
n.
  1. Surgical establishment of an external opening into the ureter.
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