from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who has undergone an ostomy.

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  • noun A person who has had an ostomy, a surgical operation to create an opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes.


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  • I am also a rare bird in Britain, in that I colonically irrigate every other morning - so, unusually, I am an ostomate who does not have to wear a 'bag'.

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  • The Colostomy Association, which has headquarters in East Street, held its annual open day with talks from author, broadcaster and one-time ostomate Virginia Ironside, as well as a lecture by Professor Bill Heald MBE, a colorectal surgeon.

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