How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"stomy" is from "stoma" (opening) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A word ending that indicates artificial opening. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Whether the colostomy is permanent or not depends on why it is needed.|
|Three patients who had gastrostomy regained normal swallowing and had their tubes removed.|