Definition of Operculate. Meaning of Operculate. Synonyms of Operculate

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Definition of Operculate

Operculate
Operculate O*per"cu*late, Operculated O*per"cu*la`ted, a. [L. operculatus, p. p. of operculare to furnish with a lid, fr. operculum lid.] 1. (Bot.) Closed by a lid or cover, as the capsules of the mosses. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Having an operculum, or an apparatus for protecting the gills; -- said of shells and of fishes.

Meaning of Operculate from wikipedia

- important in intertidal marine snails during low tide, and this also enables operculate freshwater and land snails to survive periods of drought and dry weather...
- 7 are terrestrial pulmonates other than stylommatophorans, and 8 are operculates (formerly "prosobranchs", molluscs with an operculum, a group that primarily...
- Ser**** vermicularis, known by common names including the calcareous tubeworm, fan worm, plume worm or red tube worm, is a species of segmented marine...
- mechanisms that can be grouped into the broad categories of operculate or inoperculate. Operculate discharge involves the complete or incomplete detachment...
- present). The aperture may have a lid (operculum), hence is described as operculate. However the term inaperturate covers a wide range of morphological types...
- snails is the Cyclophoroidea, with more than 7,000 species. Many of these operculate land snails live in habitats or microhabitats that are sometimes (or often)...
- as poricidal dehiscence. The pore may have a cover (operculate poricidal dehiscense or operculate dehiscence) that is referred to as an operculum or it...
- Unionida and Venerida. Ten families of prosobranchiate snails (gilled operculate snails) and five pulmonate families (lunged snails, distantly related...
- unitunicate-operculate ascus has a "lid", the Operculum, which breaks open when the spores are mature and allows the spores to escape. Unitunicate-operculate asci...
- Neritina natalensis The Caenogastropoda are a large group of gilled operculate snails, which are largely marine. In freshwater habitats there are ten...
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