Definition of stomate in English:

stomate

Syllabification: sto·mate
Pronunciation: /ˈstōˌmāt
 
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noun

Botany
  • another term for stoma.
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    • This can be due to a reduction in light interception as leaf expansion is reduced or as leaves senesce, and to reductions in C fixation per unit leaf area as stomates close or as photo-oxidation damages the photosynthetic mechanism.
    • This capacity is due to the presence of stomates on both leaf surfaces, permeability of tissues for CO 2 diffusion and an intense Rubisco activity.
    • Some starch can also be seen in the guard cells of stomates.

Origin

mid 19th century: apparently an English singular of stomata.

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