sigmoidostomy

noun

sig·​moid·​os·​to·​my ˌsig-ˌmȯi-ˈdäs-tə-mē How to pronounce sigmoidostomy (audio)
plural sigmoidostomies
: surgical creation of an artificial anus in the sigmoid colon

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“Sigmoidostomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sigmoidostomy. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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