urethrostomy


urethrostomy

urethrostomy [yoo r-uh-thros-tuh-mee] Word Origin noun, plural u·re·thros·to·mies. Surgery.

  1. the construction of an artificial opening from the urethra through the perineum, permitting the passage of urine.
  2. the opening so constructed.

Origin of urethrostomy First recorded in 1895–1900; urethro- + -stomy urethrostomy in Medicine urethrostomy [yur′ə-thrŏs′tə-mē] n.

  1. Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening from the urethra.
  2. The opening that is created by such a procedure.

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