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An artificial opening in an organ of the body, created during an operation such as a colostomy, ileostomy, or gastrostomy; a stoma.
- ‘Have you undergone surgery that included the creation of an ostomy?’
- ‘In time, you will gain confidence in managing your ostomy during sexual activity.’
- ‘Choose a position for sexual intercourse that protects your 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.’
1950s: from colostomy, ileostomy, etc..
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.