- a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem
- a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
(= stomata (plural)) Pore in the epidermis of leaves and some stems, which permits gas exchange through the epidermis. Can be open or closed, depending upon the physiological state of the plant. Flanked by stomatal guard cells.
An opening, created surgically within certain organs, that is brought from inside the body to the outside, eg a colostomy.
Small apertures (bounded by guard and accessory cells) in the surface of a leaf or a young stem, opening or closing in response to light intensity, time of day and other factors, adapted to control exchange of carbon dioxide, oxygen and water vapour between active internal leaf cells and the atmosphere for respiration and photosynthesis, pl. stomata....
1. In plants: Aperture in the epidermis of a leaf, stem, or fruit, bound by two guard cells and functioning in gas exchange. 2. In nematodes: Buccal capsule. (Pl. stomata.) Found on http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/glossary/Defs_S.htm
- a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem 2. [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)Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=stoma
Small surgically made opening into an organ of the body, e.g., the bowel.
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An opening to the outside of the body formed during surgery. Can be a colostomy (opening of the large bowel onto the abdomen), ileostomy (opening of the small bowel onto the abdomen), urostomy (opening of the urine system onto the abdomen after bladder removal) or a tracheostomy (a hole in the neck into the airway).Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=s
a surgically formed opening on a body surface Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=S
An artificial opening between an organ and the skin surface, formed by surgery. There are different types including a tracheostomy (formed from the windpipe), ileostomy (formed from the small bowel), colostomy (formed from the large bowel), and urostomy (formed from the bladder).
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An artificial opening of a tube. E.g. colostomy
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An opening, through the abdomen created surgically (a general term-see also Ileostomy and Colostomy).
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Stoma: An opening into the body from the outside created by a surgeon.Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5559
; plural Stomata
. [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., a mouth.] 1. (Anat.)
One of the minute apertures between the cells in many serous membranes. 2. (Botany) (a)
The minute breathing pores of leaves or other organs opening into th...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/202
<botany> Pore in the epidermis of leaves and some stems, which permits gas exchange through the epidermis. Can be open or closed, depending upon the physiological state of the plant. Flanked by stomatal guard cells. ... (06 Mar 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can passFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
(sto´mә) pl. stomas, sto´mata a mouthlike opening. an artificial opening that has made from the skin surface to the inside of the body and is kept open for drainage or other purposes; the most common types are those made in the abdominal wall for a colostomy, ureterostomy, ileal conduit, or other type...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) The line of dehiscence of the sporangium of a fern. It is usually marked by two transversely elongated cells. See Illust. of Sporangium. • (n.) The minute breathing pores of leaves or other organs opening into the intercellular spaces, and usually bordered by two contractile cells. • (n.) A stigma. See Stigma, n., 6 (a) & (b)....Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/stoma/
(from the article `speech`) ...have had their larynx removed (laryngectomy) because of cancer. Laryngectomy requires the suturing of the remaining trachea into a hole above the ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/s/165
In plants, a tiny opening bordered by guard cells in the epidermis of leaves and stems. Water passes out of a plant mainly through the numerous stomata (plural of stoma, which is Greek for 'mouth'), and carbon dioxide passes in chiefly by the same pathway.Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/S/stoma.html
A small opening in a leaf, where air can enter and exit.Found on http://www.neonaturalist.com/nature/nature_glossary.html
Type: Term Pronunciation: stō′mă, stō′maz, stō′mă-tă Definitions: 1. A minute opening or pore. 2. An artificial opening between two cavities or canals, or between such and the surface of the body.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=85127
In botany, a pore (tiny hole) in the epidermis (outer layer of tissue) of a plant. There are lots of these holes, usually in the lower surface of the leaf. A leaf contains several layers of tissue. The outer layer is the epidermis and is only one cell thick. Stomata occur in the lower epidermis. Each...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0007013.html
Greek = a mouth.Found on http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/glossary/glossary.cgi?
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