enterostomy

noun

en·​ter·​os·​to·​my ˌen-tə-ˈrä-stə-mē How to pronounce enterostomy (audio)
plural enterostomies
: a surgical formation of an opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall
enterostomal adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

enterostomy

noun
en·​ter·​os·​to·​my ˌent-ə-ˈräs-tə-mē How to pronounce enterostomy (audio)
plural enterostomies
: a surgical formation of an opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall
enterostomal adjective
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