stoma

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noun sto·ma \ˈstō-mə\

Definition of stoma

plural

stomata

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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 (such 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 and Etymology of stoma

New Latin, from Greek stomat-, stoma mouth


First Known Use: circa 1684


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


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