[raf-ee-uh l, rey-fee-, rah-fahy-el] /ˈræf i əl, ˈreɪ fi-, ˌrɑ faɪˈɛl/
(Raffaello Santi or Sanzio) 1483–1520, Italian painter.
one of the archangels.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “healing of the Lord.”.
(Bible) one of the archangels; the angel of healing and the guardian of Tobias (Tobit 3:17; 5–12). Feast day: Sept 29
original name Raffaello Santi or Sanzio. 1483–1520, Italian painter and architect, regarded as one of the greatest artists of the High Renaissance. His many paintings include the Sistine Madonna (?1513) and the Transfiguration (unfinished, 1520)
masc. proper name, Biblical archangel (Apocrypha), from Late Latin, from Greek Rhaphael, from Hebrew Repha’el, literally “God has healed,” from rapha “he healed” + el “God.” Raphaelesque (1832) is in reference to painter Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520). See Pre-Raphaelite.
Raphael [(raf-ee-uhl, ray-fee-uhl, rah-fee-el)]
A sixteenth-century Italian painter. A contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, he is known for his beautiful and gracious Madonnas and The School of Athens (see Plato’s Academy).
[raf-ee-uh-lesk, rey-fee-, rah-fee-] /ˌræf i əˈlɛsk, ˌreɪ fi-, ˌrɑ fi-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the style of the painter Raphael.
- Raphe nucleus
raphe nucleus n. Any of the various unpaired nerve cell groups that are located in and along the median plane of the mesencephalic and rhombencephalic tegmenta that include neurons with serotonin-carrying axons that extend to the hypothalamus, septum, hippocampus, and cingulate gyrus.
- Raphe of penis
raphe of penis n. The continuation of the raphe of the scrotum onto the underside of the penis.
- Raphe of perineum
raphe of perineum n. The central anteroposterior line of the perineum, most marked in the male, continuous with the raphe of the scrotum.