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 enterotomy, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun surgery The construction of a permanent opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall

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

  • 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.

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