Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


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:
Origin of -stomy
< Greek -stomia, derivative of stóma mouth. See -stome, -y3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for -stomy


combining form
indicating a surgical operation performed to make an artificial opening into or for a specified part: cytostomy
Word Origin
from Greek -stomia, from stoma mouth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
-stomy in Medicine

-stomy suff.
A surgical operation in which an artificial opening is made into an organ or part: colostomy.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for -stomy

Word Value for -stomy

Scrabble Words With Friends