colostomy


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co·los·to·my

 (kə-lŏs′tə-mē)
n. pl. co·los·to·mies
1. Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening from the colon.
2. The opening created by such a surgical procedure.

colostomy

(kəˈlɒstəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical formation of an opening from the colon onto the surface of the body, which functions as an anus

co•los•to•my

(kəˈlɒs tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical construction of an artificial opening from the colon to the outside of the body, permitting passage of intestinal contents.
[1885–90]

colostomy

Surgery to bring the colon to a specially created opening on the outside of the abdomen to allow it to act as an artifical anus” in evacuating the contents of the bowel, often when the colon has had to be severed or removed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colostomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
ostomy - surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes
stoma - a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
Translations
kolostomiapaksusuoliavanne

colostomy

[kəˈlɒstəmɪ] Ncolostomía f

colostomy

[kəˈlɒstəmi] ncolostomie f colostomy bagcolostomy bag npoche f pour colostomie

colostomy

n (Med) → Kolostomie f; colostomy bagKolostomiebeutel m

colostomy

[kəˈlɒstəmɪ] n (Med) → colostomia

co·los·to·my

n. colostomía, creación de un ano artificial.

colostomy

n (pl -mies) colostomía
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A FATHER-OF-TWO has spoken of his humiliation at being accused of trying to steal a pair of trousers by stuffing it up his jumper - when he was actually just holding his colostomy bag.
A DAD of two has spoken of his shock at being accused of trying to steal a pair of trousers by stuff-ing it up his jumper - when he was actually just holding his colostomy bag.
The inquiry heard she developed a fistula or hole in the vaginal wall after having a hysterectomy and a colostomy was performed to give the fistula a chance to heal.
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The Crohn's disease sufferer launched a one-woman crusade by posting a picture of herself in a bikini complete with a colostomy bag.
The surgery left him requiring a colostomy bag which he received whilst he was in Alder Hey, where he spent the first five months of his life.