What does domatium mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term domatium:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. domatium(noun)

    a part of a plant (e.g., a leaf) that has been modified to provide protection for insects or mites or fungi


  1. domatium(Noun)

    A chamber produced by a plant in which insects, mites, or fungi live. It typically takes the form of a hollow under a leaf, or a system of tunnels in a thorn or stem. Ideally a domatium is a mutualistic adaptation, not to be confused with simple damage by a borer or gall-forming pest, though commonly there is no sharp distinction between domatia of value to the plant and galls caused by harmful aphids and mites for example.


  1. domatium

    A domatium is a small structure on a plant, often a cavity or hollow space, that provides shelter to certain types of insects or mites. These creatures, in turn, protect the plant from other harmful insects or help with the pollination. Domatia are commonly found in leaves, stems, and roots of the plants.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of domatium in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of domatium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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