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colostomy

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noun co·los·to·my \kə-ˈläs-tə-mē\

Definition of colostomy

plural co·los·to·mies

  1. :  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


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colostomy

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noun co·los·to·my \kə-ˈläs-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of colostomy

plural co·los·to·mies

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



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