Definition of ostomy
: an operation (such as a colostomy) to create an artificial passage for bodily elimination
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External medical devices such as ostomy supplies, feeding tubes, insulin pumps and other devices.
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Origin and Etymology of ostomy
First Known Use: 1957See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of ostomy
: an operation (as a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy) to create an artificial passage for bodily elimination
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