appendicostomy

noun
ap·​pen·​di·​cos·​to·​my | \ ə-ˌpen-də-ˈkäs-tə-mē How to pronounce appendicostomy (audio) \
plural appendicostomies

Medical Definition of appendicostomy

: the surgical operation of opening the vermiform appendix to irrigate the large intestine

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“Appendicostomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/appendicostomy. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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