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[stoh-muh-dee-uh m, stom-uh-] /ˌstoʊ məˈdi əm, ˌstɒm ə-/
noun, plural stomodaea
[stoh-muh-dee-uh, stom-uh-] /ˌstoʊ məˈdi ə, ˌstɒm ə-/ (Show IPA)
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stomodaeal, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for stomodaeal


/ˌstəʊməˈdiːəm; ˌstɒm-/
noun (pl) -daea, -dea (-ˈdiːə)
the oral cavity of a vertebrate embryo, which is formed from an invagination of the ectoderm and develops into the part of the alimentary canal between the mouth and stomach
Derived Forms
stomodaeal, stomodeal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek stoma mouth + hodaios on the way, from hodos way
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