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variant of stomato- before a vowel: stomatitis.

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WORDS THAT USE STOMAT-

What does stomat- mean?

Stomat- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “mouth” and occasionally, “cervix,” a medical term for the lower end of the uterus. Stomat- is used in medical and scientific terms.

Stomat- comes from the Greek stóma, meaning “mouth.” This root is the source of the English words stoma and stomate (technical terms for a mouth, among other senses) and is related to stomach. Stomach? Our stomachs and mouths are certainly connected—and etymologically so, too. Discover the connection at our entry for the word.

Stomat- is a variant of stomato-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use stomato- article.

Closely related to stomat- are -stomous and -stomy. Learn more about the specific applications of these forms at our Words That Use articles for them.

Examples of stomat-

A medical term that features the combining form stomat- is stomatitis, “inflammation of the mouth.”

As we have seen, stomat- means “mouth.” What about the -itis portion of the word? That’s right, it means “inflammation.” So, stomatitis literally translates to “mouth inflammation.”

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The combining form -algia means “pain.” With this in mind, what does the medical condition stomatalgia involve?

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