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stoma

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noun sto·ma \ˈstō-mə\

Definition of stoma

plural stomata play \-mə-tə\ also stomas

  1. 1 :  any of various small simple bodily openings especially in a lower animal

  2. 2 :  one of the minute openings in the epidermis of a plant organ (as a leaf) through which gaseous interchange takes place; also :  the opening with its associated cellular structures

  3. 3 :  an artificial permanent opening especially in the abdominal wall made in surgical procedures



Origin of stoma

New Latin, from Greek stomat-, stoma mouth


First Known Use: circa 1684

Rhymes with stoma


Medical Dictionary

stoma

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noun sto·ma \ˈstō-mə\

Medical Definition of stoma

plural stomas

  1. 1:  any of various small simple bodily openings especially in a lower animal

  2. 2:  an artificial permanent opening especially in the abdominal wall made in surgical procedures <a colostomy stoma>




Learn More about stoma

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "stoma" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "stoma"


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