enterostomy

noun
en·​ter·​os·​to·​my | \ ˌen-tə-ˈrä-stə-mē How to pronounce enterostomy (audio) \
plural enterostomies

Definition of enterostomy

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

Other Words from enterostomy

enterostomal \ ˌen-​tə-​ˈrä-​stə-​məl How to pronounce enterostomal (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of enterostomy

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enterostomy was in 1878

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“Enterostomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterostomy. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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enterostomy

noun
en·​ter·​os·​to·​my | \ ˌent-ə-ˈräs-tə-mē How to pronounce enterostomy (audio) \
plural enterostomies

Medical Definition of enterostomy

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

Other Words from enterostomy

enterostomal \ -​tə-​məl How to pronounce enterostomal (audio) \ adjective

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