Definition of ostomy in English:

ostomy

noun

Medicine
  • An artificial opening in an organ of the body, created during an operation such as a colostomy, ileostomy, or gastrostomy; a stoma.

    • ‘In time, you will gain confidence in managing your ostomy during sexual activity.’
    • ‘Choose a position for sexual intercourse that protects your ostomy.’
    • ‘Have you undergone surgery that included the creation of an ostomy?’
    • ‘The patient must be able to see and reach the site to manage the ostomy.’
    • ‘Creation of an ostomy can be a lifesaving experience for a patient.’

Origin

1950s: from colostomy, ileostomy, etc..

Pronunciation

ostomy

/ˈɒstəmi/