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Noun: stoma (stomata,stomas)  stow-mu
  1. A minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapour can pass
    - stomate, pore
     
  2. (surgery) a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)

Derived forms: stomas, stomata

Type of: aperture, opening, orifice, porta

Part of: colostomy, tracheostomy, tracheotomy

Encyclopedia: Stoma