-stomy

noun combining form

Definition of -stomy

  1. :  surgical operation establishing a usually permanent opening into (such) a part enterostomy

Origin and Etymology of -stomy

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek stoma mouth, opening


Medical Dictionary

-stomy

noun combining form -s·to·my \s-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of -stomy

plural

-stomies

  1. :  surgical operation establishing a usually permanent opening into (such) a part enterostomy


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