Meaning of STOMA in English

STOMA

/ ˈstəʊmə; NAmE ˈstoʊ-/ noun

1.

( biology ) a tiny pore (= hole) in the outer layer of a plant's leaf or stem

2.

( biology ) a small opening like a mouth, in some animals

3.

( medical ) an artificial opening made in an organ of the body, especially in the colon or trachea

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WORD ORIGIN

late 17th cent.: modern Latin , from Greek stoma mouth.

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