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-ostomy

 
word element [Gr.], surgical creation of an artificial opening.

-stomy

Artificial or surgical opening. See: stomato-.
[G. stoma, mouth]

-ostomy

word element [Gr.], surgical creation of an artificial opening.

-ostomy

suffix meaning to "form a new opening or pertaining to a mouthlike opening": colostomy, tracheostomy.

-ostomy

Combining form for surgical creation of a new opening.