from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening, as a colostomy or ileostomy.
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- noun surgery A
surgical procedureto provide an exit point for the waste of an organism.
- noun medicine An exit point created by such surgical procedure.
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- noun surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Back-formation from colostomy.
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