Meaning of ostomy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɒstəmi/


  • 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.’
    • ‘Creation of an ostomy can be a lifesaving experience for a patient.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Have you undergone surgery that included the creation of an ostomy?’


1950s from colostomy, ileostomy, etc..