Definitions

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

Etymologies

From (col)ostomy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from colostomy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An ostomy is a hidden disability until our clothes are off; therefore, it may help to find a comfortable way to tell potential partners before sexual relations begin.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • Funny thing,,,Taking off my half full ostomy bag and dropping it on the workers desk and asking if that looked like no medical need while it splattered it contents all over her paper work…. got my benifits back within the hour,

    GAU and ADATSA Cuts | Seattle Metblogs

  • But then it started,I was unable to find work due to my ostomy bag

    GAU and ADATSA Cuts | Seattle Metblogs

  • Convatec, based in Skillman, N.J., is a medical-technology business that manufactures wound-care and ostomy products.

    Bristol-Myers to Sell

  • Anyway, Tracy wants me to speak at an ostomy conference of some sort at Shrewsbury in September.

    A view from Rural Wales

  • Smokers are two to five time more likely than non-smokers to end up wearing an ostomy bag to hold their pee.

    Smokin'

  • She has an ostomy pouch and feeding tube attached to her for nutrition as she slowly gets used to eating again.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Liberator's revenue primarily comes from supplying products to meet the rapidly growing requirements of general medical supplies, personal mobility aids, diabetes, urological, ostomy and mastectomy patients.

    Liberator Medical Reports Record Annual Net Revenues of $40.9 Million for Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2010 - Yahoo! Finance

  • The Company also sells certain ostomy and wound and scar care products and other brands of urological products into the European marketplace.

  • Coloplast A/S, the world's largest maker of ostomy and urology products, rose 7.4 percent to 780.50 kroner in Copenhagen after reporting third-quarter net income of 485 million kroner $94 million, beating the average analyst estimate of 433 million kroner.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

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