ileostomy

noun
il·​e·​os·​to·​my | \ ˌil-ē-ˈäs-tə-mē How to pronounce ileostomy (audio) \
plural ileostomies

Medical Definition of ileostomy

1 : surgical formation of an artificial anus by connecting the ileum to an opening in the abdominal wall
2 : the artificial opening made by ileostomy

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“Ileostomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ileostomy. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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