opercle

[ oh-per-kuh l ]
/ ˈoʊ pər kəl /
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noun

an operculum, especially the posterior bone of the operculum of a fish.

Nearby words

  1. operatively,
  2. operatize,
  3. operator,
  4. operator gene,
  5. operatory,
  6. operculate,
  7. operculitis,
  8. operculum,
  9. opere citato,
  10. operetta

Origin of opercle

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

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