Stomata are very small openings in membranes, particularly in plants, through which water and gas pass.noun
An example of stomata are microscopic pores in leaves where plants release gases.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Variant of stoma
- Bot. a microscopic opening in the epidermis of plants, surrounded by guard cells and serving for gaseous exchange
- Zool. a mouth or mouthlike opening; esp., an ingestive opening in lower invertebrates
Origin: ModL < Gr, mouth < IE *stomen, mouth > Avestan staman-, (dog's) mouth
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