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-ostomy

 
word element [Gr.], surgical creation of an artificial opening.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

-stomy

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

Combining form for surgical creation of a new opening.
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