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Meaning of "operculum" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OPERCULUM

Via New Latin from Latin: lid, from operīre to cover.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OPERCULUM

operculum  [əʊˈpɜːkjʊləm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPERCULUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Operculum is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OPERCULUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Operculum

An operculum is a small covering or lid, and is widely used in descriptions of animals and plants. Operculum may refer to: In human biology: ▪ Operculum, the cervical mucus plug that blocks the cervix of the uterus after conception ▪ Operculum, the part of the brain covering the insula ▪ Operculum, a small flap of tissue which may cover an erupting or partially erupted molar In animal biology: ▪ Operculum, a structure resembling a lid or a small door that opens and closes ▪ Operculum, a flap of the bony fish covering the gills ▪ Operculum, a lid on the shell of some gastropods ▪ Operculum, a structure which covers the nares of some birds ▪ Operculum, a lid on the orifice of some bryozoans ▪ Operculum, the anterior end of the fruit fly puparium, through which the adult fly emerges In botany: ▪ Operculum, various lids and flaps pertaining to plants, algae and fungi...

Definition of operculum in the English dictionary

The first definition of operculum in the dictionary is the hard bony flap covering the gill slits in fishes. Other definition of operculum is the bony plate in certain gastropods covering the opening of the shell when the body is withdrawn. Operculum is also the covering of the spore-bearing capsule of a moss.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPERCULUM


aciculum
əˈsɪkjʊləm
baculum
ˈbækjʊləm
cubiculum
kjuːˈbɪkjʊləm
curriculum
kəˈrɪkjʊləm
diverticulum
ˌdaɪvəˈtɪkjʊləm
furculum
ˈfɜːkjʊləm
hibernaculum
ˌhaɪbəˈnækjʊləm
inoculum
ɪˈnɒkjʊləm
Janiculum
dʒəˈnɪkjʊləm
osculum
ˈɒskjʊləm
reticulum
rɪˈtɪkjʊləm
retinaculum
ˌrɛtɪˈnækjʊləm
saeculum
ˈsaɪkjʊləm
seculum
ˈsɛkjʊləm
speculum
ˈspɛkjʊləm
suboperculum
ˌsʌbəʊˈpɜːkjʊləm
tenaculum
tɪˈnækjʊləm
tuberculum
tjʊˈbɜːkjʊləm
Tusculum
ˈtʌskjʊləm
vinculum
ˈvɪŋkjʊləm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPERCULUM

operative word
operatively
operativeness
operativity
operatize
operator
operatorless
opercula
opercular
operculate
opercule
opere buffe
opere serie
operetta
operettist
operon
operose
operosely
operoseness
operosity

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPERCULUM

acetabulum
alternative curriculum
animalculum
Basic Curriculum
core curriculum
corniculum
endoplasmic reticulum
frenulum
infundibulum
National Curriculum
pendulum
receptaculum
spiculum
supernaculum
sustentaculum
tentaculum
umbraculum
vasculum
vestibulum
vibraculum

Synonyms and antonyms of operculum in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «operculum» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPERCULUM

Find out the translation of operculum to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of operculum from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «operculum» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

opérculo
570 millions of speakers

English

operculum
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

operculum
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الوصاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

крышечки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

opérculo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

operculum
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

opercule
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Operculum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kiemendeckel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아가미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Operculum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nắp mang
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மூடியுடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओपर्कुलम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

operkulum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

opercolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wieczko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кришечки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

operculum
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

βλέφαρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

operkulum
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

operculum
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

operculum
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of operculum

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPERCULUM»

The term «operculum» is regularly used and occupies the 65.648 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPERCULUM» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPERCULUM»

Discover the use of operculum in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to operculum and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of Entomology
Pertaining to a lid-like covering. See Operculiform. OPERCULIFORM Adj. (Latin, operculum = lid; forma = shape.) Operculum-shaped; structure with the shape or form ofa lid or cover. Syn. Operculate. See Operculum 1. Cf. Disciform. Rel.
Gordon Gordh, David Headrick, 2001
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The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians
The operculum is a cartilage disk that sits in the oval window adjacent to the stapedial footplate (fig. 7.34). It is attached to the opercularis muscle, which inserts on the suprascapula (Hetherington, Jaslow, and Lombard 1986). The operculum ...
Kentwood D. Wells, 2010
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The Operculum
The Operculum Behind the door, curled in their shell, Mind closed to any other belief, Covering ears to What others tell, But own doubts a stealthy thief. Reciting Words from memory Same as the sWing of a pendulum, They remain in the dark,  ...
Phyllis Adam, 2000
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Hearing and Sound Communication in Amphibians
2.1.3 The Operculum An otic operculum (operculum fenestrae ovalis; Figs. 6.1, 6.3) is found in some frogs and salamanders; it is unrelated to the operculum in fish. In frogs with tympanic ears, the operculum occupies only the caudal half of the ...
Peter M. Narins, Albert S. Feng, Richard R. Fay, 2006
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An Introduction to the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: ...
Operculum. Their relations will be best conceived from the description Bakker has given of them in the Haddock, as a specimen. The Pra-Operculum is a flat oblong bone, in this instance formed of two divergent lamins, with a fossa between ...
Carl Gustav Carus, 1827
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The Musci and Hepaticae of the United States East of the ...
Plant, capsule with operculum, the same immersed in the perichsetial leaves, peristome (the interior a tessellated cone), operculum, and calyptra of F. anti- pyretica, L. : after Schimper. ANACAMPTODON. — Plank, capsule with operculum, dry ...
William Starling Sullivant, 1871
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The musci & hepaticae of the northern United States, (from ...
Plant, capsule with operculum, the same immersed in the perichsetial leaves, peristome (the interior a tessellated cone), operculum, and calyptra of F. anti- pyretica, L. : after Schiinper. ANACAMPTODON. —Plant, capsule with operculum, dry ...
William Starling Sullivant, 1856
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The musci and hepaticæ of the United States east of the ...
Plant, capsule with operculum, mouth of capsule with peristome, operculum with part of columella, and calyptra of B. aphylla, Haller: after Schimper. DIPHYSCIUM . — Plant, capsule, peristome, operculum with portion of the columella, and ...
William Starling Sullivant, 1856
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Cunningham's textbook of anatomy
The temporal operculum (pars temporalis) extends upwards over the insula from the temporal region, and its superior margin forma the inferior lip of the posterior ramus of the lateral fissure. The superior operculum is carried downwards from ...
Daniel John Cunningham, 1818
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The Mosses and Liverworts
XVII. BUXBAUMIA. -- Plant, capsule with operculum, mouth of capsule with peristome, operculum with part of columella, and calyptra of B. aphylla, Haller: after Schimper. DIPHYSCIUM. --Plant, capsule, peristome, operculum with portion of the ...
William Starling Sullivant, 1865

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPERCULUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term operculum is used in the context of the following news items.
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PLOS ONE's Top 5 Videos of 2015 (So Far)
... February describe a new sound-production mechanism for these cicadas: banging the forewing costa, or front wings, against the operculum, ... «PLoS Blogs, Jul 15»
2
What makes the sand collars found on Staten Island beaches?
A hard plate known as the operculum covers the opening of the shell, to protect the body of the snail inside. In addition to hiding there, moon ... «SILive.com, Jun 15»
3
Pitcher Plant Eats 6000 Insects Per Hour
Trumpet pitcher plants have lids on their cup-like leaves, referred to as an operculum. It shields the pitcher from choking on too much rain water ... «Guardian Liberty Voice, Jun 15»
4
500 year old toilet in Jerusalem reveals clues about long-distance …
Diphyllobothrium sp. (fish tapeworm) egg from coprolite 11. Dimensions 65 × 40 μm. Arrow indicates the operculum. Black bar indicates 20 μm. «BMC Blogs Network, Jun 15»
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The cycle of birth, death and rebirth
The operculum is a hard and horny structure that exists in many marine and freshwater snails. It is attached to the foot of the mollusk and serves ... «Inquirer.net, Jun 15»
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Shell Stories on the Shoreline
“The Architectania and Operculum,” Amrita responds with glee. Raise your hand if this makes you want to get a shell education folks! The shell ... «The New Indian Express, May 15»
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Watch: The science behind being ticklish — and how to overcome it
We laugh when we're tickled because both tickling and laughing activate the Rolandic operculum — a part of the brain that controls facial ... «Raw Story, Apr 15»
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The next generation of OCT from Topcon
The posterior vitreous face is very well defined as is the operculum, adjacent cystic changes and again the choriocapillaris. You can have a ... «Optician Online, Apr 15»
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How Do 'Mute' Cicadas Produce Their Calling Songs? [Video]
... sound-production mechanism in Karenia caelatata, which produces impact sounds by banging the forewing costa against the operculum. «Patch.com, Mar 15»
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'Mute' cicadas are actually more like drummers
The operculum of K. caelatata is larger than in other cicadas and extends past the edge of the body. When the male mute cicadas are at rest, ... «Futurity: Research News, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Operculum [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/operculum>. Sep 2019 ».
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