-stomy

aff. 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:
colostomy[/ex]
Etymology: < Gk -stomia, der. of stóma mouth. See -stome, -y III

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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