jejunostomy

noun
je·​ju·​nos·​to·​my | \ ji-ˌjü-ˈnäs-tə-mē How to pronounce jejunostomy (audio) , ˌjej-ü- How to pronounce jejunostomy (audio) \
plural jejunostomies

Medical Definition of jejunostomy

1 : the surgical formation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the jejunum
2 : the opening made by jejunostomy

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“Jejunostomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/jejunostomy. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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