ostomy

noun
os·​to·​my | \ ˈä-stə-mē How to pronounce ostomy (audio) \
plural ostomies

Definition of ostomy

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

Examples of ostomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An ostomy support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 18 May 2018 An ostomy support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 18 May 2018 On March 6, 2015, after Nora's ostomy and central line were removed, we were discharged and headed home for the very first time. Lauren Levy, Good Housekeeping, "An Unthinkable Medical Mistake Left Our Daughter with a Severe Brain Injury," 2 Mar. 2018 External medical devices such as ostomy supplies, feeding tubes, insulin pumps and other devices. Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY, "Government looks to expand electronics ban on incoming international flights," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of ostomy

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ostomy

colostomy

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“Ostomy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ostomy. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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ostomy

noun
os·​to·​my | \ ˈäs-tə-mē How to pronounce ostomy (audio) \
plural ostomies

Medical Definition of ostomy

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

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