[stoh-muh-dee-uh m, stom-uh-]
noun, plural sto·mo·dae·a [stoh-muh-dee-uh, stom-uh-] /ˌstoʊ məˈdi ə, ˌstɒm ə-/.
Related formssto·mo·dae·al, adjective
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Historical Examples of stomodaeum
There is only one ciliated groove, the sulcus, in the stomodaeum.
Each zooid has six tentacles; the stomodaeum is elongate, but the sulcus and sulculus are very feebly represented.
The mouth and stomodaeum form independently of the blastopore.
The stomodaeum lies in the sagittal plane, the funnel and tentacles in the transverse or tentacular plane.
British Dictionary definitions for stomodaeum
noun plural -daea or -dea (-ˈdiːə)
Derived Formsstomodaeal or stomodeal, adjective
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
Word Origin for stomodaeum
C19: from New Latin, from Greek stoma mouth + hodaios on the way, from hodos way
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