Colostomy



[kuh-los-tuh-mee] /kəˈlɒs tə mi/

noun, plural colostomies. Surgery.
1.
the construction of an artificial opening from the colon through the abdominal wall, thus bypassing a diseased portion of the lower intestine and permitting the passage of intestinal contents.
2.
the opening so constructed.
/kəˈlɒstəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
the surgical formation of an opening from the colon onto the surface of the body, which functions as an anus
n.

1888, from colon (n.2) + Modern Latin -stoma “opening, orifice,” from Greek stoma “opening, mouth” (see stoma).

colostomy co·los·to·my (kə-lŏs’tə-mē)
n.

colostomy
(kə-lŏs’tə-mē)
Surgical construction of an opening from the colon through the abdominal wall to the outside of the body for the purpose of excretion.

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