stomate

noun
sto·​mate | \ ˈstō-ˌmāt How to pronounce stomate (audio) \

Definition of stomate

Examples of stomate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second stratagem is to close the microscopic pores — stomates — found mostly on the undersides of the leaves. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "Trees can’t escape the extreme heat. But they do have some clever coping mechanisms.," 20 July 2019 Carbon dioxide also causes stomates, pores in plant leaves, to close. Umair Irfan, Vox, "The weird power of rising carbon dioxide to make rice less nutritious," 24 May 2018 The Raven’s manzanita’s stomates are considerably smaller, visible only through a microscope. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sex and shrubbery: Presidio biologists seek mates for SF’s loneliest plant," 23 Feb. 2018 The Franciscan manzanita has small pores, called stomates, on the bottom of its leaves that are visible through a magnifying glass. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sex and shrubbery: Presidio biologists seek mates for SF’s loneliest plant," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of stomate

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stomate

irregular from New Latin stomat-, stoma

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