Opercle



[oh-per-kuh l] /ˈoʊ pər kəl/

noun
1.
an operculum, especially the posterior bone of the operculum of a fish.

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    [oh-pur-kyuh-luh m] /oʊˈpɜr kyə ləm/ noun, plural opercula [oh-pur-kyuh-luh] /oʊˈpɜr kyə lə/ (Show IPA), operculums. 1. Botany, Zoology. a part or organ serving as a lid or cover, as a covering flap on a seed vessel. 2. Zoology. /əʊˈpɜːkjʊləm/ noun (pl) -la (-lə), -lums 1. (zoology) 2. (botany) the covering of the spore-bearing capsule of […]

  • Opercular

    [oh-pur-kyuh-luh m] /oʊˈpɜr kyə ləm/ noun, plural opercula [oh-pur-kyuh-luh] /oʊˈpɜr kyə lə/ (Show IPA), operculums. 1. Botany, Zoology. a part or organ serving as a lid or cover, as a covering flap on a seed vessel. 2. Zoology. /əʊˈpɜːkjʊləm/ noun (pl) -la (-lə), -lums 1. (zoology) 2. (botany) the covering of the spore-bearing capsule of […]



  • Operculate

    [oh-pur-kyuh-lit, -leyt] /oʊˈpɜr kyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/ adjective 1. having an operculum.

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