ostomy

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noun os·to·my \ˈä-stə-mē\

Definition of ostomy

plural

ostomies

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

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Origin and Etymology of ostomy

colostomy


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ostomy

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noun os·to·my \ˈäs-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of ostomy

plural

ostomies

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


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