stomodeum

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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\
  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1876


Medical Dictionary

stomodeum

noun sto·mo·de·um
variants: or

stomodaeum

\ˌstō-mə-ˈdē-əm\play

Medical Definition of stomodeum

plural

stomodea

\-ˈdē-ə\play play or

stomodaea

\-ˈdē-ə\play play also

stomodeums

or

stomodaeums

  1. :  the embryonic anterior ectodermal part of the digestivetract

stomodeal

or

stomodaeal

\-ˈdē-əl\play adjective

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