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a·stom·a·tous

 (ā-stŏm′ə-təs, ā-stō′mə-) also as·tom·ous (ăs′tə-məs) or a·stom·a·tal (ā-stŏm′ə-təl, ā-stō′mə-)
adj.
Having no mouth or oral opening.

astomatous

(æˈstɒmətəs; -ˈstəʊ-) ,

astomous

or

astomatal

adj
1. (Zoology) (of animals) having no mouth
2. (Botany) (of plants) having no stomata

a•stom•a•tous

(eɪˈstɒm ə təs, eɪˈstoʊ mə-)

adj.
having no mouth, stoma, or stomata.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.astomatous - having no mouth or mouthlike openingastomatous - having no mouth or mouthlike opening
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
stomatous - having a mouth or mouthlike opening
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Two other atresic buffalo are reported from the Ouachita River drainage, Louisiana, but precise locality data and disposition of specimens are unknown: an astomous specimen was collected from the Ouachita River in 1985 and observed alive by the junior author, and a microstomatous individual was netted by a fisherman from Bayou Bartholomew (Anonymous 1989).