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  1. a combining form used in the names of surgical operations that involve the establishment of an artificial opening into or between the part or parts specified by the initial element:


    Category: Affix

Origin of -stomy:

< Gk -stomia, der. of stóma mouth. See -stome , -y3


  1. -stomy(Suffix)

    A surgical procedure forming a hole, used for access, nutrition, or waste elimination.


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