nounpl. -·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.