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Definition 1: a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ) - [noun denoting body]

(stoma is a kind of ...) an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

"the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

(... is part of stoma) a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus

(... is part of stoma) 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

(stoma belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures

"he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"

Definition 2: a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for stoma in the sense of this definition

(stoma is a kind of ...) a natural opening in something

(... is a kind of stoma ) 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

(... is a kind of stoma ) a pore that exudes water on the surface or margin of a leaf of higher plants

(... is a kind of stoma ) 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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