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stoma

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From Ancient Greek στόμα (stóma, mouth).

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stoma (plural stomata or stomas)

  1. (botany) One of the tiny pores in the epidermis of a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor pass.
  2. A small opening in a membrane; a surgically constructed opening, especially one in the abdominal wall that permits the passage of waste after a colostomy or ileostomy.
  3. (zoology) A mouthlike opening, such as the oral cavity of a nematode.
  4. An artificial anus.

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stoma m (plural stoma's or stomata, diminutive stomaatje n)

  1. stoma, (botany) One of the tiny pores in the epidermis of a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor pass.

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stoma m (plural stomi)

  1. (botany, zoology, surgery) stoma (all senses)