A person who had cancer and who can no longer expel waste naturally who has a surgery performed to create a port that bodily waste can be removed through is an example of an ostomate.
Origin of ostomate; from ostomy + -ate
- A person who has had an ostomy, a surgical operation to create an opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes.
- Not used in refer to tracheostomy
ostomy +"Ž -ate (“thing characterized by")