ureterostomy [yoo-ree-tuh-ros-tuh-mee] Word Origin noun, plural u·re·ter·os·to·mies. Surgery.

  1. the construction of an artificial opening from the ureter through the abdominal wall or the flanks, permitting the passage of urine.
  2. the opening so constructed.

Origin of ureterostomy First recorded in 1900–05; ureter + -o- + -stomy ureterostomy in Medicine ureterostomy [yu-rē′tə-rŏs′tə-mē] n.

  1. Surgical establishment of an external opening into the ureter.

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