[too-bur-kyuh-luh m, tyoo-]
- a tubercle.
Origin of tuberculum
1685–95; < New Latin, Latin
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The ribs have capitula and tubercula, and sternal ribs often occur.
The ribs are long, and the anterior ones have capitula and tubercula.
The ribs have capitula and tubercula, and sternal and abdominal ribs occur.
Tubercula: an elevated triangular process at the anterior angle of the thorax specifically in Hymenoptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The ribs have capitula and tubercula, and often uncinate processes (see p. 190) as in birds.
- A circumscribed, rounded, solid elevation on the skin, mucous membrane, or surface of an organ.
- A slight elevation from the surface of a bone giving attachment to a muscle or ligament.
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