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Definition of Operculum
OperculumOperculum O*per"cu*lum, n.; pl. L. Opercula, E.
Operculums. [L., a cover or lid, fr. operire to cover.]
(a) The lid of a pitcherform leaf.
(b) The lid of the urnlike capsule of mosses.
(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.
(a) The lid closing the aperture of various species of
shells, as the common whelk. See Illust. of
(b) Any lid-shaped structure closing the aperture of a
tube or shell.
Meaning of Operculum from wikipedia
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in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Operculum
(brain), the part of the brain covering
- The operculum
is a series
of bones found
in bony fish and chimaeras
as a facial support structure
and a protective covering
for the gills;...
- follicle. The soft tissue covering
a partially erupted tooth
as an operculum
, an area which
can be difficult
anatomy, an operculum
"little lid") (pl. opercula), may refer
to the frontal, temporal, or parietal operculum
, which together
- In botany, an operculum
(pl. opercula) or calyptra
Gr**** καλύπτρα (kalúptra) 'veil') is a cap-like structure
in some flowering
- The operculum
(from Latin operculum
'cover, covering'; pl. opercula or operculums
) is a corneous
or calcareous anatomical structure
like a trapdoor
by an operculum
(plural opercula), a membraneous, horny
flap.(p117) In diving
birds, the operculum keeps water
out of the...
- The operculum papillare
is the iris found
in the eyes of elasmobranchs
and rays). It can undergo pupillary light reflex
to such an extent...
- In the bryozoan order
Cheilostomatida, the operculum
is a calcareous
the opening through which
- An operculum
is an anatomical
feature, a stiff structure resembling
a lid or a small
door that opens
and closes, and thus controls contact between
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