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co•los•to•my



Pronunciation: (ku-los'tu-mē), [key]
n.,
pl. -mies.
Surg.
1. the construction of an artificial opening from the colon through the abdominal wall, thus bypassing a diseased portion of the lower intestine and permitting the passage of intestinal contents.
2. the opening so constructed.

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