stoma, pl. stomasstomata (sto´ma, sto´maz, sto´ma-ta)

1. A minute opening or pore. 2. An artificial opening between two cavities or canals, or between such and the surface of the body. [G. a mouth]
Fuchs' stomassmall depression on the surface of the iris near the margin of the pupil.
loop s.a specialized s. of intestine or ureter by which a loop of the hollow viscus is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall, with an opening created in the apex of the viscus to allow egress of its contents.


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