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.
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- n. 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.