• (British) IPA: /ˈstəʊmə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈstoʊmə/

stoma (plural stomas or stomata)

  1. (botany) One of the tiny pores in the epidermis of a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor pass.
    Synonyms: stomate
  2. (medicine) A small opening in a membrane; a surgically constructed opening, especially one in the abdominal wall that permits the passage of waste after a colostomy or ileostomy.
  3. (zoology) A mouthlike opening, such as the oral cavity of a nematode.
  4. An artificial anus.
Related terms

  • French: stomate
  • Portuguese: estoma
  • Russian: у́стьице
  • Spanish: estoma
  • Portuguese: estoma

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