stomate

stomate

[stoh-meyt]
noun
stoma ( def 1 ).

Origin:
perhaps by back formation from stomata, based on an assumed NL singular *stomatum; see -ate1

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stomate

noun
a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass [syn: stoma
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