Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical incision into the intestine.

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  • n. incision into the intestine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Incision of the intestines, especially in reducing certain cases of hernia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, dissection of the bowels or intestines.
  • n. In surgery, incision of the intestine, as in the operation for artificial anus, or for the removal of an obstruction.

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

  • n. surgical operation that creates a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the intestine

Etymologies

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entero- + -tomy

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