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What does stomata mean?

Stomata is the plural form of the word stoma. In regards to plants, stomata are small pores in plant leaves that have cells surrounding them that control the opening and closing of the pore to release gases (oxygen). In anatomy… Full Answer

Why are some stoma open?

If you mean a surgically created opening to the urinary bladder or to the intestines, or for a tracheostomy, they are open. e.g. A stoma IS always open. A temporary stoma may be made and later closed, but by definition… Full Answer