stomato-, stomat-, stom-, -stoma, -stomatous, -stomous, -stome, -stomy, -ostomy, -ostome,

(Greek: mouth, opening; orifice)

The creation of a new opening in the urinary bladder to permit drainage.
The surgical formation of a new artificial opening into a bodily organ or between two bodily organs.
Surgical formation of a junction between nerves.
ostomy (s), ostomies (pl) (nouns)
An operation to create an opening from an area inside the body to the outside: "The doctors performed a surgical procedure that created an artificial opening from the colon to create an artificial excretory opening between the colon and the surface of the body for the elimination of body wastes."
The surgical establishment of a new connection between the renal pelvis and the urinary bladder in order to bypass a damaged or obstructed ureter.
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) (s) (noun), percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies (pl)
1. A method used for long-term tube feeding, in which a tube is inserted through the chest wall into the stomach under endoscopic guidance.
2. Artificial feeding through a tube passed through the skin into the stomach.

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a surgical procedure for placing a feeding tube, but it does not necessitate doing an open laparotomy (operation on the abdomen).

The aim of PEG (as with any gastrostomy) is to feed those who can not normally swallow their food. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy may be done by a surgeon, otolaryngologist, or a gastroenterologist. It is usually done in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility.

See gavage for information about a similar procedure.

pericardiostomy, pericardiotomy
A surgical incision of the pericardium.
Urethrostomy through the perineum.
1. The region around the mouth in various invertebrates.
2. The fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule.
3. The lip, or edge of the aperture, of a spiral shell.
4. The membrane surrounding the mouth of an invertebrate animal.
A vein-to-vein surgical anastomosis (connection of two tubular structures).
proton magnetometer
1. A device used in subsurface detection which records variation in the earth's magnetic field.
2. An instrument used in magnetic surveying for detecting changes in magnetic field intensity.

It takes intermittent measurements of absolute field strength.

3. A sensitive device designed to measure the frequency of the proton resonance in ordinary water.
1. A surgical formation of a fistula (opening) from the abdominal surface into the stomach near the pylorus.
2. A surgical opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach near the pylorus.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, indirectly, or partially with: "opening, hole, cavity, tract": alveolo-; antro-; anu-; celo-; coelio-; concho-; fenestra-; hernio-; hiat-; meato-; ora-; parieto-; poro-; pyl-, pyle-; pylor-; sphinctero-; splanchn-; syringo-; uretero-; urethro-; vagino-; ventricul-.