Meaning of STOMA in English


n. (pl. stomas or stomata) 1 Bot. a minute pore in the epidermis of a leaf. 2 a Zool. a small mouthlike opening in some lower animals. b Surgery a similar artificial orifice made in the stomach. stomal adj.

[ mod.L f. Gk stoma -atos mouth ]

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