Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical construction of an opening in the intestine through the abdominal wall.

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  • n. The construction of a permanent opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Formation, by a surgical operation, of a permanent opening into the intestine. Same as enterotomy, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine

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Examples

  • It had even been proposed to perform the operation of gastro-enterostomy in the belief that some organic disease existed.

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