stomodeum

noun sto·mo·de·um \ ˌstō-mə-ˈdē-əm \
variants: or less commonly stomodaeum

Definition of stomodeum

plural -dea \-ˈdē-ə\ also stomodaea play \-ˈdē-ə\
: the embryonic anterior ectodermal part of the digestive tract

stomodeal

or less commonly stomodaeal play \-ˈdē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of stomodeum

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


Medical Dictionary

stomodeum

noun sto·mo·de·um
variants: or stomodaeum play \ˌstō-mə-ˈdē-əm\

medical Definition of stomodeum

plural -dea play \-ˈdē-ə\ or stomodaea play \-ˈdē-ə\ also stomodeums or stomodaeums
: the embryonic anterior ectodermal part of the digestivetract

stomodeal

or stomodaeal play \-ˈdē-əl\ adjective

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