stomodea

stomodeum

[stoh-muh-dee-uhm, stom-uh-]
noun, plural stomodea [stoh-muh-dee-uh, stom-uh-] . Embryology.
a depression in the ectoderm of the oral region of a young embryo, which develops into the mouth and oral cavity.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin < Greek stóm(a) stoma + hodaîon (neuter singular) on the way; akin to -ode2

stomodeal, adjective
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stomodeum sto·mo·de·um (stō'mə-dē'əm)
n.
A midline ectodermal depression ventral to the embryonic brain and surrounded by the mandibular arch. It becomes continuous with the foregut and forms the mouth.


sto'mo·de'al adj.
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