breathing pore


breathing pore
see spiracle.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • sto|ma — «STOH muh», noun, plural ma|ta or mas. 1. an opening or pore in a plant; breathing pore. A leaf contains many stomata which let water and gases in and out of the plant. 2. a mouthlike opening in an animal body, especially a small or simple… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Limax — Li max (l[imac] m[a^]ks), n. [L.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of airbreathing mollusks, including the common garden slugs. They have a small rudimentary shell. The breathing pore is on the right side of the neck. Several species are troublesome in gardens …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astigmatic — adj. [Gr. an, without; stigma, mark] Lacking stigmata; without a spiracle or breathing pore …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • stigma — n.; pl. stigmata [Gr. stigma, mark] 1. A spiracle or breathing pore. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) In Acari, a sclerite surrounding a spiracle. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) a. A colored wing spot; see monostigmatous. b. In Odonata, a tickening of the… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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