stoma

pl stomata
1. Any of various small openings or pores in an animal body, especially an opening resembling a mouth in various invertebrates.
2. A pore in the epidermis of the leaf or stem of a plant, which allows the exchange of gases, including water vapour, to and from the intercellular spaces. Sometimes used loosely to refer to the pore along with its associated pair of guard cells.
Synonym: stomate.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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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