a combining form meaning “mouth,” used in the formation of compound words:
indicating the mouth or a mouthlike part: stomatology
stomato- or stomat-
Mouth; stoma: stomatitis.
stomatocytosis sto·ma·to·cy·to·sis (stō’mə-tō-sī-tō’sĭs) n. A hereditary deformation of red blood cells, which are swollen and cup-shaped. It causes congenital hemolytic anemia.
stomatodynia sto·ma·to·dyn·i·a (stō’mə-tə-dĭn’ē-ə) n. See stomatalgia.
- Stomatognathic system
stomatognathic system sto·ma·tog·nath·ic system (stō’mə-tŏg-nāth’ĭk, -tō-nāth’-) n. The structures involved in speech and in the receiving, chewing, and swallowing of food.
noun 1. the science dealing with the mouth and its diseases. noun 1. the branch of medicine or dentistry concerned with the structures, functions, and diseases of the mouth