-stome


a combining form meaning “organism having a mouth or mouthlike organ” (cyclostome), “mouthlike organ” (cytostome), as specified by the initial element.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite
Compare -stomous, -stomy.

Origin of -stome

combining form representing Greek stóma mouth, and stómion little mouth

Words nearby -stome

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for -stome

-stome

n combining form

indicating a mouth or opening resembling a mouthperistome

Word Origin for -stome

from Greek stoma mouth, and stomion little 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