noun[mass noun] rare
The surgical cutting open of the intestine.
More example sentences
- Surgical intervention consisted of partial jejunectomy with primary anastomosis after failed attempts at reduction; enterotomy removed the remaining palpable masses from the small intestine.
- Treatment is by laparotomy and ‘milking’ the obstructing stone into the colon or by enterotomy and extraction.
Definition of enterotomy in:
- The US English dictionary