adjective see mouth I

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  • mouthlike — adjective Resembling a mouth or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • mouthlike — maʊθlaɪk adj. resembling a mouth, similar to a mouth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mouthlike — adjective of an opening that resembles a mouth • Similar to: ↑stomatous …   Useful english dictionary

  • stomatous — adjective 1. relating to or of the nature of or having a mouth or mouthlike opening • Syn: ↑stomatal • Pertains to noun: ↑stoma, ↑stoma (for: ↑stomatal) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • -stome — ˌstōm noun combining form ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin stoma : mouth : opening resembling or functioning as a mouth cytostome …   Useful english dictionary

  • -stome — a combining form meaning organism having a mouth or mouthlike organ (cyclostome), mouthlike organ (cytostome), as specified by the initial element. Cf. stomous, stomy. [comb. form repr. Gk stóma mouth, and stómion little mouth] * * * …   Universalium

  • -stome — aff. a combining form meaning “organism having a mouth or mouthlike organ” of the kind specified (cyclostome), “mouthlike organ” (peristome) • Etymology: comb. form repr. Gk stóma mouth …   From formal English to slang

  • Stomatoda — Stom a*to da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, mouth.] (Zo[ o]l.) A division of Protozoa in which a mouthlike opening exists. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ostium — noun (plural ostia) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, door, mouth of a river; akin to Latin os mouth more at oral Date: 1828 a mouthlike opening in a bodily part (as a fallopian tube or a blood vessel) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mouth — I. noun (plural mouths) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mūth; akin to Old High German mund mouth and perhaps to Latin mentum chin Date: before 12th century 1. a. the natural opening through which food passes… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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