pl. -·dae′a , -·de′a
the anterior portion of the digestive tract of an embryo, lined with ectoderm and including the mouth area
Origin of stomodaeumModern Latin ; from Classical Greek stoma, mouth (see stoma) + hodios, on the way ; from hodos, way, road ; from Indo-European an unverified form sed-, to go ; from base an unverified form sed-, sit
- Alternative spelling of stomodeum.