from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of stoma.
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- n. Plural form of stoma.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of stoma.
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The main function of stomata is to regulate the amount of carbon dioxide taken up by the plants during photosynthesis.
The word stomata means "mouth" in Greek because they allow communication between the internal and external environments of the plant.
"Between AD 1200 to 1300, we see a decrease in stomata and a sharp rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide, due to deforestation we think," says Dr van Hoof, whose findings are published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
Plants clean the air, researchers say, primarily by absorbing pollution through small leaf pores called stomata, and via microorganisms living in the potting soil or medium that metabolize contaminants.
Some gases are absorbed through tiny pores in the leaves, called stomata, during the course of the plants 'respiration cycle.
To prevent water vapor from escaping through the leaves, tiny surface pores called stomata close down occasionally.
Between their edges, at various points of their meeting, roundish dark spots are sometimes seen, which have been described as stomata, though they are closed by intercellular substance.
According to background information in a report published in journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, past studies have already shown that salmonella enterica attaches to the surface of fresh produce, and finds its way below the surface of the skin through pores called stomata, where it can hide from and resist washing and food sanitizers.
Besides temperature reduction from trees transpiring that water, evaporating the water making it cooler - when they do that they open what are called stomata in the bottom of leaves which allows gas to get inside the leave surface and a lot of air pollutants move inside the leaf surface and are dissolved in the leaf surface.
The profligately pungent plants grow leaves with a denser dotting of breathing pores called stomata, Haak and his colleagues found.