stomodeum

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sto·mo·de·um

also sto·mo·dae·um  (stō′mə-dē′əm)
n. pl. sto·mo·de·a also sto·mo·dae·a (-dē′ə)
The anterior or oral portion of the digestive tract of an embryo.

[New Latin : Greek stoma, mouth + Greek hodaios, on the way (from hodos, road).]

sto′mo·de′al (-dē′əl) adj.

sto•mo•de•um

(ˌstoʊ məˈdi əm, ˌstɒm ə-)

n., pl. -de•a (-ˈdi ə)
a depression in the ectoderm of the oral region of a young embryo, which develops into the mouth and oral cavity.
[1875–80; < New Latin < Greek stóm(a) stoma + hodaîon on the way]
sto`mo•de′al, adj.