from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Surgical construction of an opening in the intestine through the abdominal wall.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Formation, by a surgical operation, of a permanent opening into the intestine. Same as
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- noun surgery The construction of a permanent
openinginto the intestinethrough the abdominal wall
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- noun surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine
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It had even been proposed to perform the operation of gastro-enterostomy in the belief that some organic disease existed.