ostiole


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os·ti·ole

 (ŏs′tē-ōl′)
n.
A small opening or pore, as of a fruiting body.

[Latin ōstiolum, diminutive of ōstium, opening; see ostium.]

os′ti·o′lar (ŏs′tē-ō′lər, ŏ-stī′ə-) adj.

ostiole

(ˈɒstɪˌəʊl)
n
1. (Botany) the pore in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass
2. (Biology) any small pore
[C19: from Latin ostiolum, diminutive of ostium door]
ostiolar, ˈostioˌlate adj

os•ti•ole

(ˈɒs tiˌoʊl)

n.
an opening or pore.
[1825–35; < Latin ōstiolum little door, diminutive of ōstium door]
os•ti•o•lar (ˈɒs ti ə lər, ɒˈstaɪ-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ostiole - a small pore especially one in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass
pore - any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
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Oral rim ducts also present on submedian areas of thorax, on the midline of abdomen and behind each posterior ostiole.
An incomplete glazed, restorative pottery jar with one of the two handles missing and a broken ostiole, also unearthed from Merweb and dating back to the same period, is another exhibit.