appendicostomy

noun

ap·​pen·​di·​cos·​to·​my ə-ˌpen-də-ˈkäs-tə-mē How to pronounce appendicostomy (audio)
plural appendicostomies
: 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 29 May. 2024.

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