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sto·ma

 (stō′mə)
n. pl. sto·ma·ta (-mə-tə) or sto·mas
1. Botany One of the minute pores in the epidermis of a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor pass. Also called stomate.
2. Anatomy A small aperture in the surface of a membrane.
3. A surgically constructed opening, especially one in the abdominal wall that permits the passage of waste after a colostomy or ileostomy.
4. Zoology A mouthlike opening, such as the oral cavity of a nematode.

[New Latin, from Greek, mouth.]

sto′mal, sto′ma·tal adj.

stoma

(ˈstəʊmə)
n, pl stomata (ˈstəʊmətə; ˈstɒm-; stəʊˈmɑːtə)
1. (Botany) 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) zoology anatomy a mouth or mouthlike part
3. (Anatomy) zoology anatomy a mouth or mouthlike part
4. (Surgery) surgery an artificial opening made in a tubular organ, esp the colon or ileum. See colostomy, ileostomy
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: mouth]

sto•ma

(ˈstoʊ mə)

n., pl. sto•ma•ta (ˈstoʊ mə tə, ˈstɒm ə-, stoʊˈmɑ tə) sto•mas.
1. a minute opening in leaves, stems, etc., through which gases are exchanged.
2. a primitive mouth or simple ingestive organ of an invertebrate animal.
3. a surgical opening in an organ constructed to permit passage of fluids or waste products to another organ or to the outside of the body.
[1675–85; < New Latin < Greek stóma mouth]
sto′mal, adj.

sto·ma

(stō′mə)
Plural stomata (stō′mə-tə)
1. Botany One of the tiny openings in the outer surface of a plant leaf or stem, through which gases and water vapor pass. Most stomata are on the underside of leaves.
2. Zoology A mouth-like opening, such as the oral cavity of a nematode.

stoma

An artificial opening (as in an abdomen) made during surgery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stoma - a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can passstoma - a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass
aperture - a natural opening in something
germ pore - a pore in the outer wall of a spore or pollen grain through which the germ tube or pollen tube makes its exit on germination
hydathode, water pore, water stoma - a pore that exudes water on the surface or margin of a leaf of higher plants
lenticel - one of many raised pores on the stems of woody plants that allow the interchange of gas between the atmosphere and the interior tissue
2.stoma - a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
colostomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
tracheostomy, tracheotomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes
orifice, porta, opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
surgery - the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; "he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"
Translations
Stoma
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stomie

stoma

n pl <-ta> (Bot) → Stoma nt (spec)

stoma

[ˈstəʊmə] nstoma m

sto·ma

n. estoma, abertura hecha por cirugía, esp. en la pared del abdomen.

stoma

n estoma m, abertura artificial entre un órgano y el exterior del cuerpo
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After undergoing treatment, Rachael was given the all clear a few months later in December 2012, but for the next three years she battled with the constant thought that the cancer may return - along with the struggle of dealing with a stoma.
The dad-of-two's lower bowel was removed by surgeons - and he is now forced to use a stoma bag.
Several times a day the contents are emptied by painlessly inserting a tube (catheter) through the stoma and into the pouch, evacuating waste into the toilet receptacle.
Objectives: To compare the outcome of enteric stoma closure within two, four and eight weeks of its formation.
Stoma is large, dense and without correspondence cells in both epiderma.
Part of the colon opens on to the skin of the abdominal wall to form an artificial opening called a stoma.
In cases where a colostomy or ileostomy is performed as treatment for gastroenterological disease, the effect of the intervention involving a stoma (1) with an ostomy bag often presents some difficulties for the medical team.
The parameters which were analysed from clinical records of the operated patients at colostomy include age, weight, type of ARM, colostomy stoma site, type of colostomy, and complications related to colostomy formation.