noun, plural ra·phae [rey-fee]. /ˈreɪ fi/.
- (in certain ovules) a ridge connecting the hilum with the chalaza.
- a median line or slot on a cell wall of a diatom.
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And Mr. Raphe Copendall came ashore with an other yong man called Jno.Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I|Richard Cocks
Seeds large, few in number; raphe sometimes shows as a raised cord.
Seeds small to medium, plump, slightly notched, if at all; chalaza oblong-oval; raphe slightly distinct or invisible.
In both legs of one specimen, the connection between M. caudofemoralis pars caudifemoralis and the raphe between Mm.Variation in the Muscles and Nerves of the Leg in|E. Bruce Holmes
Dr. Whitaker reads Raphe, which is undoubtedly the ancient form.The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire|C. J. Davison Ingledew