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

(Greek: mouth, opening; orifice)

1. The reversal of a vasectomy, performed by surgical reconnection of the severed ends of the vas deferens.
2. Surgical creation of a passage connecting the ends of a severed vas deferens, usually to restore fertility in a vasectomized man.
The surgical creation of a communication between the third ventricle and the interpeduncular cistern, for drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (relating to or involving the brain and spinal cord) in hydrocephalus (enlargement of the skull because of abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricular system of the brain).
The surgical creation of an opening in a cerebral ventricle.

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-.