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

combining form representing Greek stóma mouth, and stómion little mouth Unabridged
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n combining form
indicating a mouth or opening resembling a mouth: peristome
[from Greek stoma mouth, and stomion little mouth]

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