Definitions for ostomyˈɒs tə mi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

os•to•myˈɒs tə mi(n.)(pl.)-mies.

  1. any of various surgical procedures in which an artificial opening is made for the drainage of waste products.

    Category: Surgery

Origin of ostomy:

1955–60; generalized from words in which -ostomy is the final element; see -o-, -stomy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ostomy(noun)

    surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes


  1. ostomy(Noun)

    A surgical procedure to provide an exit point for the waste of an organism.

  2. ostomy(Noun)

    An exit point created by such surgical procedure.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ostomy

    Surgical construction of an artificial opening (stoma) for external fistulization of a duct or vessel by insertion of a tube with or without a supportive stent.


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