Definition of Ostomy

1. Noun. Surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes.




Definition of Ostomy

1. Noun. (surgery) A surgical procedure to provide an exit point for the waste of an organism. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) An exit point created by such surgical procedure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ostomy

1. a type of surgical operation [n -MIES]

Medical Definition of Ostomy

1. An operation to create an opening from an area inside the body to the outside. See glossary entry for colostomy. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostomy

ostium venae cavae superioris
ostium venosum cordis
ostler
ostleress
ostleresses
ostleries
ostlers
ostlery
ostmark
ostmarks
ostodolepid
ostodolepids
ostomate
ostomates
ostomies
ostomy (current term)
ostoses
ostosis
ostosises
ostraca
ostracea
ostracean
ostraceans
ostraceous
ostracion
ostraciont
ostracionts
ostracise
ostracised
ostracises

Literary usage of Ostomy

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"An ostomy pouch and ... includes the ostomy pouch, ostomy adhesive, the disposable colostomy appliance, ... but excludes ostomy pouches which ..."

2. A Caring Community: Guidebook to Resources for Patients with Advanced Cancer by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"United ostomy Association—Houston Chapter c/o American Cancer Society 6301 ... TX 77057 713-266-2877 Offers visits to newly diagnosed ostomy patients; ..."

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