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[stoh-muh-dee-uh m, stom-uh-]
noun, plural sto·mo·dae·a [stoh-muh-dee-uh, stom-uh-] /ˌstoʊ məˈdi ə, ˌstɒm ə-/.
  1. stomodeum.
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Related formssto·mo·dae·al, adjective
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noun plural -daea or -dea (-ˈdiːə)
  1. the oral cavity of a vertebrate embryo, which is formed from an invagination of the ectoderm and develops into the part of the alimentary canal between the mouth and stomach
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Derived Formsstomodaeal or stomodeal, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, from Greek stoma mouth + hodaios on the way, from hodos way
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