-stomy

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

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suffix denoting
a surgical opening into an organ or part. Example: colostomy (into the colon).

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[Gr. stoma mouth] a word termination denoting the surgical creation of an artificial opening into a hollow organ (colostomy, tracheostomy) or a new opening between two such structures (gastroenterostomy); also denoting the opening so created.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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