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kəˈlɒs tə micolosto·my

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colostomynoun

    a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus

Wiktionary

  1. colostomynoun

    An incision into the colon to allow for drainage.

  2. colostomynoun

    The opening produced in such incision.

Wikipedia

  1. Colostomy

    A colostomy is an opening (stoma) in the large intestine (colon), or the surgical procedure that creates one. The opening is formed by drawing the healthy end of the colon through an incision in the anterior abdominal wall and suturing it into place. This opening, often in conjunction with an attached ostomy system, provides an alternative channel for feces to leave the body. Thus if the natural anus is unavailable for that function (for example, in cases where it has been removed in the fight against colorectal cancer or ulcerative colitis), an artificial anus takes over. It may be reversible or irreversible, depending on the circumstances.

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  1. colostomy

    A colostomy is a surgical procedure in which an opening (stoma) is formed by drawing the healthy end of the large intestine or colon through an incision in the anterior abdominal wall and suturing it into place. This opening, in conjunction with the attached stoma appliance, provides an alternative channel for feces to leave the body. It may be reversible or irreversible depending on the circumstances and is typically performed in response to disease, injury or obstruction in the lower digestive tract.

Wikidata

  1. Colostomy

    A colostomy is a surgical procedure in which a stoma is formed by drawing the healthy end of the large intestine or colon through an incision in the anterior abdominal wall and suturing it into place. This opening, in conjunction with the attached stoma appliance, provides an alternative channel for feces to leave the body. It may be reversible or irreversible depending on the circumstances.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Colostomy

    The surgical construction of an opening between the colon and the surface of the body.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colostomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colostomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of colostomy in a Sentence

  1. Shan Chang:

    We have been told the colostomy will have to stay in place for another few months, but at least he can now poo happily.

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