Definition of Opercule

1. an anatomical part that serves as a lid or cover [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opercule

operatorships
operatory
operatour
operatours
opercele
operceles
opercle
opercula
opercular
opercular fold
opercular part
operculars
operculate
operculated
operculates
opercule (current term)
opercules
operculiferous
operculiform
operculigenous
operculitis
operculum
operculum ilei
operculums
opere citato
operetta
operettas
operettic
operettist
operettists

Literary usage of Opercule

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Book of the Black Bass, Comprising Its Complete Scientific and Life History by James Alexander Henshall (1881)
"(RAFINESQUE, Ich. Ohi. 26, 1820.) LEPOMIS Rafinesque, 1820.—"This genus differs from Holocentrus by having the opercule scaly, ..."

2. Ichthyologia Ohiensis, Or, Natural History of the Fishes Inhabiting the by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Richard Ellsworth Call (1899)
"Upper jaw longer, one spine on the opercule, body oblong, breadth one fourth of total length, silvery with five longitudinal brownish stripes on each side, ..."

3. The Old World and the New, Or, A Journal of Reflections and Observations by Orville Dewey (1844)
"C'est ordinairement pendant la nuit que l'urne se remplit, et dans cet état, l'opercule est généralement fermé. Pendant le jour, l'opercule se soulève, ..."

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