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n. Botany
See stoma.

[Perhaps back-formation from stomata.]
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(ˈstəʊmət) botany
another name for stoma1
having stomata
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(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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stomate - a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can passstomate - 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
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Finally, stomate density and length were determined on cuticle peels from the lower leaf surface.
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To keep track of which stomate she had already counted, she used a computer with a photo-editing program and "painted" each stoma red.
Systematic inferences from spore and stomate size in the ferns.
Combined pollen and stomate evidence confirms the local presence of spruce trees by about 10000 cal.
Gaseous exchange between the air outside the plant and the intercellular spaces inside the plant occurs through pores termed stomata or stomates (singular stomate).
where X is equal to the diffusion path length in a stomate, s the radius of a stomatal pore, N the density of stomata, and [D.sub.wv] the diffusion coefficient for water vapor in air.
The significant positive correlation between family mean stomate density at high and low temperature shows that families that produced leaves with low (or high) stomate densities at the first sampling time also produced leaves with low (or high) stomate densities at the second sampling time.
The objectives of this study were to: (i) evaluate dollar spot disease resistance of 265 collections of creeping bentgrass in two locations; (ii) determine bentgrass clone stability of dollar spot resistance; and (iii) evaluate 10 resistant and susceptible clones for percentage green turf cover, dollar spot diameter size, turf density, stomate density, and trichome number and size to determine if any of these characteristics are associated with disease resistance.