stomatal

adjective
sto·​ma·​tal | \ ˈstō-mə-tᵊl How to pronounce stomatal (audio) \

Definition of stomatal

: of, relating to, or constituting plant stomata stomatal openings stomatal transpiration

Examples of stomatal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By counting these holes, or quantifying the stomatal index, scientists can learn how the plants adapted to changing levels of carbon dioxide. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 June 2020 Fossil Atmospheres’ ultimate goal is to determine the relationship between carbon dioxide and stomatal index. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of stomatal

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Stomatal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stomatal. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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