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opercle

[oh-per-kuh l] /ˈoʊ pər kəl/
noun
1.
an operculum, especially the posterior bone of the operculum of a fish.
Origin of opercle
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600, opercle is from the Latin word operculum cover. See operculum, -cle2
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