-stomy

-stomy

a combining form used in the names of surgical operations that involve the establishment of an artificial opening into or between the part or parts specified by the initial element: gastrostomy.

Origin:
< Greek -stomia, derivative of stóma mouth. See -stome, -y3

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-stomy
 
n combining form
indicating a surgical operation performed to make an artificial opening into or for a specified part: cytostomy
 
[from Greek -stomia, from stoma mouth]

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-stomy suff.
A surgical operation in which an artificial opening is made into an organ or part: colostomy.

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