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n. pl. os·to·mies
Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening, as a colostomy or ileostomy.
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npl -miespl -mies
1. (Medicine) a surgically created opening
2. (Medicine) the surgery that creates such an opening
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os•to•my(ˈɒs tə mi)
n., pl. -mies.
any of various surgical procedures in which an artificial opening is made for the drainage of waste products.
[1955–60; generalized from words in which -ostomy is the final element; see -o-, -stomy]
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|Noun||1.||ostomy - surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes|
colostomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
ileostomy - surgical procedure that creates an opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall to function as an anus; performed in cases of cancer of the colon or ulcerative colitis
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n. ostomía, creación de una abertura entre un órgano y la piel como medio de salida exterior, tal como se efectúa en colostomías e ileostomías.
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ostomyn (pl -mies) ostomía
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