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Definition of colostomy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

colostomy

 noun
noun
NAmE//kəˈlɑstəmi//
 
(pl. colostomies) (medical)
 
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an operation in which part of a person's colon (= the lower part of the bowel ) is removed and an opening is made in the abdomen through which the person can get rid of waste matter from the body
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: colostomy