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stomate

[stoh-meyt]
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noun
  1. stoma(def 1).
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Origin of stomate

perhaps by back formation from stomata, based on an assumed NL singular *stomatum; see -ate1
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  • Stomate (Latin Stoma, plural Stomata), the breathing-pores of leaves, 144.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray