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stomodeum

noun sto·mo·de·um \ˌstō-mə-ˈdē-əm\

Definition of stomodeum

plural -dea \-ˈdē-ə\ also sto·mo·daeaplay \-ˈdē-ə\

  1. :  the embryonic anterior ectodermal part of the alimentary canal or tract

sto·mo·de·al also sto·mo·dae·al play \-ˈdē-əl\ adjective


Variants of stomodeum

also sto·mo·dae·um play \ˌstō-mə-ˈdē-əm\

Origin of stomodeum

New Latin, from Greek stoma mouth + hodaion, neuter of hodaios being on the way, from hodos way


First Known Use: 1876


Medical Dictionary

stomodeum

noun sto·mo·de·um

Medical Definition of stomodeum

plural -dea \-ˈdē-ə\play play or sto·mo·daea \-ˈdē-ə\play play also sto·mo·deums or sto·mo·daeums

  1. :  the embryonic anterior ectodermal part of the alimentary canal or tract

  2. sto·mo·de·al or sto·mo·dae·al \-ˈdē-əl\play adjective



Variants of stomodeum

or sto·mo·dae·um \ˌstō-mə-ˈdē-əm\play

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