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stoma

  

      n   pl   , stomata  
1      (Botany)   an epidermal pore, present in large numbers in plant leaves, that controls the passage of gases into and out of a plant  
2      (Zoology, anatomy)   a mouth or mouthlike part  
3      (Surgery)   an artificial opening made in a tubular organ, esp. the colon or ileum  
   See       colostomy       ileostomy  
     (C17: via New Latin from Greek: mouth)  
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