[ os-tee-ohl ]
/ ˈɒs tiˌoʊl /
Biology. a small opening or pore, especially in the fruiting body of a fungus.
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Origin of ostiole
OTHER WORDS FROM ostioleos·ti·o·lar [os-tee-uh-ler, o-stahy-], /ˈɒs ti ə lər, ɒˈstaɪ-/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ostiole
Ostiole: in Heteroptera, the openings at the sides of meso- and meta- thorax, through which an odoriferous fluid is excreted.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for ostiole
/ (ˈɒstɪˌəʊl) /
the pore in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass
any small pore
Derived forms of ostioleostiolar (ˈɒstɪələ) or ostiolate, adjective
Word Origin for ostiole
C19: from Latin ostiolum, diminutive of ostium door
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