stoma: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (stō'mu), [key]
— pl. sto•ma•ta sto•mas.
- any of various small apertures, esp. one of the minute orifices or slits in the epidermis of leaves, stems, etc., through which gases are exchanged.
- a mouth or ingestive opening, esp. when in the form of a small or simple aperture.
- an artificial opening between two hollow organs or between one hollow organ and the outside of the body, constructed to permit the passage of body fluids or waste products.
- stoma (Thesaurus)