Definition of ostomy in English:

ostomy

Line breaks: os¦tomy
Pronunciation: /ˈɒstəmi
 
/

noun (plural ostomies)

Medicine
An artificial opening in an organ of the body, created during an operation such as a colostomy, ileostomy, or gastrostomy; a stoma.
More example sentences
  • In time, you will gain confidence in managing your ostomy during sexual activity.
  • Creation of an ostomy can be a lifesaving experience for a patient.
  • Choose a position for sexual intercourse that protects your ostomy.

Origin

1950s: from colostomy, ileostomy, etc..

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