Definition of Opercula. Meaning of Opercula. Synonyms of Opercula

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Definition of Opercula

Opercula
Opercula O*per"cu*la, n. pl. See Operculum.
Opercula
Operculum O*per"cu*lum, n.; pl. L. Opercula, E. Operculums. [L., a cover or lid, fr. operire to cover.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The lid of a pitcherform leaf. (b) The lid of the urnlike capsule of mosses. 2. (Anat.) (a) Any lidlike or operculiform process or part; as, the opercula of a dental follicle. (b) The fold of integument, usually supported by bony plates, which protects the gills of most fishes and some amphibians; the gill cover; the gill lid. (c) The principal opercular bone in the upper and posterior part of the gill cover. 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The lid closing the aperture of various species of shells, as the common whelk. See Illust. of Gastropoda. (b) Any lid-shaped structure closing the aperture of a tube or shell.

Meaning of Opercula from wikipedia

- Look up opercula or operculum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary....
- "little lid") (pl. opercula), may refer to the frontal, temporal, or parietal operculum, which together cover the insula as the opercula of insula. It can...
- The operculum, meaning little lid, (plural: opercula or operculums) is a corneous or calcareous anatomical structure like a trapdoor which exists in many...
- toward the lateral surface of the brain is the operculum (meaning lid). The opercula are formed from parts of the enclosing frontal, temporal, and parietal...
- Vestibular cortex The insula of the left side, exposed by removing the opercula. (Image is of left side, but there is some evidence that there may be right-sided...
- Eucalyptus melliodora, showing flowers and opercula...
- An operculum or (in plural) opercula are botanical terms describing a certain structure or structures of certain vascular plants, mosses, or fungi which...
- ****onia is a genus of land snails with opercula, terrestrial gastropods in the family Cyclophoridae. The genus ****onia includes the following species:...
- The insula of the left side, exposed by removing the opercula. From Henry Van**** Carter - Henry Gray (1918) Anatomy of the Human Body Bartleby.com: Gray's...
- to a small point Males and females flare or puff out their gill covers (opercula) to appear more impressive, either to intimidate other rivals or as an...
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