enterostomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1878 a surgical formation of an opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall • enterostomal adjective

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  • enterostomy — [en΄tər äs′tə mē] n. pl. enterostomies [ ENTERO + STOMY] the surgical operation of making an artificial opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall, as for drainage …   English World dictionary

  • Enterostomy — A surgical operation that opens the small intestine and brings it through the abdominal wall to create a new opening (a stoma) to permit intestinal draining. Like a colostomy, an enterostomy is a type of ostomy. * * * A connection between… …   Medical dictionary

  • enterostomy — enterostomal, adj. /en teuh ros teuh mee/, n., pl. enterostomies. Surg. the making of an artificial opening into the intestine, which opens onto the abdominal wall, for feeding or drainage. [1875 80; ENTERO + STOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • enterostomy — noun The construction of a permanent opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall …   Wiktionary

  • enterostomy — n. surgical operation which makes an opening in the intestines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enterostomy — [ˌɛntə rɒstəmi] noun (plural enterostomies) a surgical operation in which the small intestine is diverted to an artificial opening, usually in the abdominal wall …   English new terms dictionary

  • enterostomy — en·ter·os·to·my …   English syllables

  • enterostomy — n. an operation in which the small intestine is brought through the abdominal wall and opened (see duodenostomy, jejunostomy, ileostomy) or is joined to the stomach (gastroenterostomy) or to another loop of small intestine (enteroenterostomy) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • enterostomy — en•ter•os•to•my [[t]ˌɛn təˈrɒs tə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg the making of an artificial opening into the intestine through the abdominal wall, leaving an open passage for drainage • Etymology: 1875–80 en ter•os′to•mal, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • enterostomy — /ɛntəˈrɒstəmi/ (say entuh rostuhmee) noun (plural enterostomies) the making of an artificial opening into the small intestine, which opens on to the abdominal wall, for feeding or drainage …   Australian English dictionary

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