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Definition of stoma

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Definition as written by Plant_Geek:

(pl. stomata) a minute opening in the epidermis of leaves and herbaceous stems. The opening is flanked by two guard cells that regulate its opening and closing. This regulates gas exchange and transpiration.

Definition as written by Magpye:

(Botany) One of the minute pores in the epidermis of a leaf or stem of plants through which gases and water vapor pass. Also referred to as Stomate.

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