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opercle

[ oh-per-kuhl ]
/ ˈoʊ pər kəl /
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noun
an operculum, especially the posterior bone of the operculum of a fish.
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Origin of opercle

First recorded in 1590–1600, opercle is from the Latin word operculum cover. See operculum, -cle2
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