enterostomy

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noun en·ter·os·to·my \ˌen-tə-ˈrä-stə-mē\

Definition of enterostomy

plural

enterostomies

  1. :  a surgical formation of an opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall

enterostomal

play \ˌen-tə-ˈrä-stə-məl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of enterostomy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1878


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enterostomy

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noun en·ter·os·to·my \ˌent-ə-ˈräs-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of enterostomy

plural

enterostomies

  1. :  a surgical formation of an opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall

enterostomal

\-tə-məl\play adjective

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