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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.
Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening from the colon.
The opening created by such a surgical procedure.