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n. ( pl.stomata) 1. (in anatomy) the mouth or any mouthlike part. 2. (in surgery) the artificial opening of a tube (e.g. the colon or ileum) that has been brought to the abdominal surface (see colostomy, ileostomy). Stoma therapists are nurses specially trained in the care of these artificial openings and the appliances used with them. —stomaladj.

1. (in anatomy) the mouth or any mouthlike part. 2. (in surgery) the artificial opening of a tube (e.g. the colon or ileum) that has been brought to the abdominal surface (see colostomy, ileostomy). Stoma therapists are nurses specially trained in the care of these artificial openings and the appliances used with them.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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