Definitions for: Ostiole


[n] a small pore especially one in the reproductive bodies of certain algae and fungi through which spores pass



Webster (1913) Definition: Os"ti*ole, n. [L. ostiolum a little door, dim. of
ostium a door: cf. F. ostiole.] (Bot.)
(a) The exterior opening of a stomate. See Stomate.
(b) Any small orifice.

See Also: pore

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