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ostomy

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noun os·to·my \ˈäs-tə-mē\

Definition of ostomy

plural ostomies

  1. :  an operation (as a colostomy) to create an artificial passage for bodily elimination



Origin of ostomy

colostomy


First Known Use: 1957


Medical Dictionary

ostomy

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noun os·to·my \ˈäs-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of ostomy

plural ostomies

  1. :  an operation (as a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy) to create an artificial passage for bodily elimination




Learn More about ostomy

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "ostomy" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "ostomy"


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