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Pronunciation: ko'lo-prok-tos'to-me

Definition: Establishment of a communication between the rectum and a discontinuous segment of the colon.

Synonym(s): colorectostomy

[colo- + G. proktos, anus (rectum), + stoma, mouth]

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