Meaning of STOMA in English

STOMA

noun (plural ~ta; also ~s) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ~t-, ~ mouth Date: circa 1684 any of various small simple bodily openings especially in a lower animal, one of the minute openings in the epidermis of a plant organ (as a leaf) through which gaseous interchange takes place, an artificial permanent opening especially in the abdominal wall made in surgical procedures

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