nounpl. sto·mo·de·a also sto·mo·dae·a
The anterior or oral portion of the digestive tract of an embryo.
Origin of stomodeumNew Latin : Greek stoma, mouth + Greek hodaios, on the way (from hodos, road).
Ancient Greek στόμα (stoma, “mouth”) + εἶδος (eidos, “likeness”) + -um
Variant of stomodaeum
nounpl. stomodaea , stomodea
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