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[en-tuh-ros-tuh-mee] /ˌɛn təˈrɒs tə mi/

noun, plural enterostomies. Surgery.
the making of an artificial opening into the intestine, which opens onto the abdominal wall, for feeding or drainage.
noun (pl) -mies
surgical formation of a permanent opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall, used as an artificial anus, for feeding, etc

enterostomy en·ter·os·to·my (ěn’tə-rŏs’tə-mē)

en’ter·os’to·mal adj.


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