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ostomy

noun os·to·my \ˈäs-tə-mē\
plural os·to·mies

Definition of OSTOMY

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

Origin of OSTOMY

colostomy
First Known Use: 1957

ostomy

noun os·to·my \ˈäs-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural os·to·mies

Medical Definition of OSTOMY

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

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