stoma
noun (plural stomata; also stomas) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek stomat-, stoma mouth Date: circa 1684 1. any of various small simple bodily openings especially in a lower animal 2. one of the minute openings in the epidermis of a plant organ (as a leaf) through which gaseous interchange takes place; also the opening with its associated cellular structures 3. an artificial permanent opening especially in the abdominal wall made in surgical procedures

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(in plants), , / (in articulate animals)


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  • stoma — v. stomato . Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  STÓMA s.f. (biol.; anat.) Orificiu, por sau deschidere mică pe suprafaţa unui organ. [< germ. Stoma, cf. gr. stoma]. Trimis …   Dicționar Român

  • stomă — stómă, stóme, s.f. (reg.) vas mare de pământ cu două toarte, în care se păstrează untură, miere, cereale, murături etc. Trimis de blaurb, 18.01.2007. Sursa: DAR  STÓMĂ s. f. (biol., anat.) orificiu, por, deschidere mică pe suprafaţa unui organ.… …   Dicționar Român

  • -stoma — (o, meno com., stomo) [dal gr. stóma bocca ]. Secondo elemento, atono, di parole composte del linguaggio scient. (come amblistoma, nefrostoma, ecc.), nelle quali significa bocca o più genericam. apertura …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • stoma — orifice, small opening in an animal body, 1680s, Modern Latin, from Gk. stoma (gen. stomatos) mouth, from PIE root *stom en , denoting various body parts and orifices (Cf. Avestan staman mouth (of a dog), Hittite shtamar mouth, M.Bret. staffn… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Stoma — Sto ma, n.; pl. {Stomata}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a mouth.] 1. (Anat.) One of the minute apertures between the cells in many serous membranes. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) The minute breathing pores of leaves or other organs opening into the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stoma — (gr.), 1) der Mund; 2) Mündung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Stoma — (griech.), Mund, Mündung, bei Pflanzen Spaltöffnung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stoma — (grch., Mehrzahl Stomăta), Mund, Mündung (s. Spaltöffnungen) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stoma — Stoma, griech., Mund, Mündung; Stomalgie, Mundkrankheit; Stomatitis, Entzündung der Mundhöhle; Stomatorrhagie, Blutung aus der Mundhöhle …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • stōma- — *stōma , *stōmaz, *stōmja , *stōmjaz? germ., Adjektiv: nhd. sanft, ruhig; ne. tender, quiet (Adjektiv); Rekontruktionsbasis: mnd., ahd.; Etymologie: vergleiche idg. *stā , *stə …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • stoma — ► NOUN (pl. stomas or stomata) 1) Botany a minute pore in the epidermis of the leaf or stem of a plant, allowing movement of gases in and out. 2) Zoology a small mouth like opening in some lower animals. 3) Medicine an artificial opening made… …   English terms dictionary

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