noun, plural sto·ma·ta [stoh-muh-tuh, stom-uh-, stoh-mah-tuh] /ˈstoʊ mə tə, ˈstɒm ə-, stoʊˈmɑ tə/, sto·mas.
Origin of stoma
Examples from the Web for stoma
Historical Examples of stoma
Stomate (Latin Stoma, plural Stomata), the breathing-pores of leaves, 144.The Elements of Botany
By change in shape of these cells the opening of the stoma is made larger or smaller.A Civic Biology
George William Hunter
Poson oun estin, ho alloioi, kai d theasmetha; pleon men kata to stoma, meion d' kata to Pg 252Greek text hpar te kai tas phlebas.
noun plural stomata (ˈstəʊmətə, ˈstɒm-, stəʊˈmɑːtə)
Word Origin for stoma
"orifice, small opening in an animal body," 1680s, Modern Latin, from Greek stoma (genitive stomatos) "mouth," from PIE root *stom-en-, denoting various body parts and orifices (cf. Avestan staman- "mouth" (of a dog), Hittite shtamar "mouth," Middle Breton staffn "mouth, jawbone," Cornish stefenic "palate"). Surgical sense is attested from 1937.