stoma

noun sto·ma \ ˈstō-mə \

Definition of stoma

plural stomata play \-mə-tə\ also stomas
1 :any of various small simple bodily openings especially in a lower animal
2 :one of the minute openings in the epidermis of a plant organ (such as a leaf) through which gaseous interchange takes place; also :the opening with its associated cellular structures
3 :an artificial permanent opening especially in the abdominal wall made in surgical procedures

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Origin and Etymology of stoma

New Latin, from Greek stomat-, stoma mouth


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stoma

noun sto·ma \ ˈstō-mə \

medical Definition of stoma

plural stomas
1 :any of various small simple bodily openings especially in a lower animal
2 :an artificial permanent opening especially in the abdominal wall made in surgical procedures
  • a colostomy stoma

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