urethrostomy

urethrostomy

[yoor-uh-thros-tuh-mee]
noun, plural urethrostomies. Surgery.
1.
the construction of an artificial opening from the urethra through the perineum, permitting the passage of urine.
2.
the opening so constructed.

Origin:
1895–1900; urethro- + -stomy

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urethrostomy u·re·thros·to·my (yur'ə-thrŏs'tə-mē)
n.

  1. Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening from the urethra.

  2. The opening that is created by such a procedure.

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