[ stoh-muh-dee-uhm, stom-uh- ]
/ ˌstoʊ məˈdi əm, ˌstɒm ə- /
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noun, plural sto·mo·de·a [stoh-muh-dee-uh, stom-uh-]. /ˌstoʊ məˈdi ə, ˌstɒm ə-/. Embryology.
a depression in the ectoderm of the oral region of a young embryo, which develops into the mouth and oral cavity.
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Origin of stomodeum
OTHER WORDS FROM stomodeumsto·mo·de·al, adjective
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Medical definitions for stomodeum
[ stō′mə-dē′əm ]
A midline ectodermal depression ventral to the embryonic brain and surrounded by the mandibular arch. It becomes continuous with the foregut and forms the mouth.
Other words from stomodeumsto′mo•de′al adj.
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