Operculiform
Operculiform O*per"cu*li*form, a. [L. operculum a cover + -form: cf. F. operculiforme.] Having the form of a lid or cover. [1913 Webster]

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  • operculiform — operculifórm adj. m., pl. operculifórmi; f. sg. operculifórmă, pl. operculifórme Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  OPERCULIFÓRM, Ă adj. opercular (2). (< germ. operculiform …   Dicționar Român

  • operculiform — adj. [L. operculum, lid; forma, shape] Having the shape of a lid or cover …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • operculiform — (Order Isopoda): In the form of a cover or lid [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • buccal frame — structure of brachyuran decapods enclosing mouth parts, its sides formed by free anterolateral edges of carapace, its front delimited by epistome, and commonly closed by operculiform third maxillipeds [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Decapoda) …   Crustacea glossary

  • Opercula — Operculum O*per cu*lum, n.; pl. L. {Opercula}, E. {Operculums}. [L., a cover or lid, fr. operire to cover.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The lid of a pitcherform leaf. (b) The lid of the urnlike capsule of mosses. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) Any lidlike or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Operculum — O*per cu*lum, n.; pl. L. {Opercula}, E. {Operculums}. [L., a cover or lid, fr. operire to cover.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The lid of a pitcherform leaf. (b) The lid of the urnlike capsule of mosses. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) Any lidlike or operculiform …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Operculums — Operculum O*per cu*lum, n.; pl. L. {Opercula}, E. {Operculums}. [L., a cover or lid, fr. operire to cover.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The lid of a pitcherform leaf. (b) The lid of the urnlike capsule of mosses. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) (a) Any lidlike or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buccal cavity — Cavity on ventral surface of body in which mouth parts are situated; bounded anteriorly by epistome, laterally by free edges of carapace. Within this frame lie the mouth parts, which in most Brachyura are covered by operculiform third maxillipeds …   Crustacea glossary

  • opercular — operculár adj. m., pl. operculári; f. sg. operculáră, pl. operculáre Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  OPERCULAR, Ă adj. 1. care îndeplineşte rolul de opercul. 2. de forma unui opercul; operculiform. (< …   Dicționar Român

  • operculi- — combining form Etymology: New Latin operculum : operculum operculiferous operculiform …   Useful english dictionary

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