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colostomy

noun co·los·to·my \kə-ˈläs-tə-mē\
plural co·los·to·mies

Definition of COLOSTOMY

:  surgical formation of an artificial anus by connecting the colon to an opening in the abdominal wall

Origin of COLOSTOMY

International Scientific Vocabulary 2col- + -stomy
First Known Use: 1888

colostomy

noun co·los·to·my \kə-ˈläs-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural co·los·to·mies

Medical Definition of COLOSTOMY

:  surgical formation of an artificial anus by connecting the colon to an opening in the abdominal wall—compare colotomy

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