-stome

-stome

a combining form meaning “organism having a mouth or mouthlike organ” (cyclostome ), “mouthlike organ” (cytostome ), as specified by the initial element.
Compare -stomous, -stomy.


Origin:
combining form representing Greek stóma mouth, and stómion little mouth

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-stome
 
n combining form
indicating a mouth or opening resembling a mouth: peristome
 
[from Greek stoma mouth, and stomion little mouth]

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