from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening, as a colostomy or ileostomy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A surgical procedure to provide an exit point for the waste of an organism.
- n. An exit point created by such surgical procedure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes
From (col)ostomy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from colostomy. (Wiktionary)