ostiole definition

  • noun:
    • A small opening or pore, by a fruiting human body.
    • a little gap or orifice by which specific fungi release their particular mature spores.
    • A similar gap or orifice in plants, for instance the opening for the involuted fig inflorescence whereby fig wasps enter to pollinate and type.
    • the outside opening of a stomate. See stomate.
    • Any tiny orifice.
    • a tiny orifice or entry; just a little ostium.
    • In zoology: One of the small inhalant pores or orifices of sponges.
    • a little pore especially one out of the reproductive systems of specific algae and fungi by which spores go

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