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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ); A minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass.

Usage examples (38)
  • If the stoma is at least six weeks old, either pull the tube out a little or push it in a little to match the previous length measurement.
  • The opening in the skin for the tube is called a stoma.
  • After the procedure, the stoma and tract may be tender.
  • It isn't uncommon for J-tubes to leak at the stoma site. for more
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