Term for one who has an ostomy. [L. ostium, mouth]

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os·to·mate 'äs-tə-.māt n an individual who has undergone an ostomy

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os·to·mate (osґtə-māt) one who has undergone enterostomy or ureterostomy.

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  • ostomate — [äs′tə māt΄] n. a person who has had an ostomy * * * os·to·mate (ŏsʹtə māt ) n. One who has undergone an ostomy. * * * …   Universalium

  • ostomate — [äs′tə māt΄] n. a person who has had an ostomy …   English World dictionary

  • ostomate — noun A person who has had an ostomy, a surgical operation to create an opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes. See Also: colostomy, urostomy, ileostomy …   Wiktionary

  • ostomate — os·to·mate …   English syllables

  • ostomate — ˈästəˌmāt noun ( s) Etymology: ostomy (herein) + ate (I) : a person who has undergone an ostomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ostomy pouching system — An ostomy pouching system (also colloquially called a bag) is a medical device prosthetic that provides a means for the collection of waste from a surgically diverted biological system (colon, ileum, urinary) and the creation of a stoma. Pouching …   Wikipedia

  • urostomy — noun a surgically constructed opening in the urinary tract allowing urine to exit the body; the procedure of making such an opening. See Also: ostomy, ostomate …   Wiktionary

  • os|to|mate — «OS tuh mayt, miht», noun. a person who has undergone a colostomy, ileostomy, or similar operation: »Once recovery is complete, an ostomate can lead a normal life (New York Post) …   Useful english dictionary

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