enterostomy

enterostomy

[en-tuh-ros-tuh-mee]
noun, plural enterostomies. Surgery.
the making of an artificial opening into the intestine, which opens onto the abdominal wall, for feeding or drainage.

Origin:
1875–80; entero- + -stomy

enterostomal, adjective
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enterostomy (ˌɛntəˈrɒstəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
surgical formation of a permanent opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall, used as an artificial anus, for feeding, etc

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enterostomy en·ter·os·to·my (ěn'tə-rŏs'tə-mē)
n.

  1. Surgical construction of an opening into the intestine through an incision in the abdominal wall.

  2. The opening itself.


en'ter·os'to·mal adj.
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