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Meaning of STOMA

Pronunciation:  'stowmu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
  2. [n]  a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem

STOMA is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: pore
 See Also: aperture, colostomy, opening, orifice, porta, tracheostomy, tracheotomy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sto"ma\, n.; pl. {Stomata}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a mouth.]
1. (Anat.) One of the minute apertures between the cells in
   many serous membranes.

2. (Bot.)
   (a) The minute breathing pores of leaves or other organs
       opening into the intercellular spaces, and usually
       bordered by two contractile cells.
   (b) The line of dehiscence of the sporangium of a fern. It
       is usually marked by two transversely elongated cells.
       See Illust. of {Sporangium}.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A stigma. See {Stigma}, n., 6
   (a) &
   (b) .

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: opening in the abdomen that is created by an operation (ostomy); must be covered at all times by a bag that collects stool.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A pore; a pore in the epidermis of a leaf or other aerial organ, providing access for gaseous exchange between the tissues and the atmosphere.