the principle and largest, paired dermal bone comprising the upper part of the gill cover above the subopercle. Sometimes used in aging studies

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Opercle — O per*cle, n. [Cf. F. opercule. See {Operculum}.] 1. (Anat.) Any one of the bony plates which support the gill covers of fishes; an opercular bone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) An operculum. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opercle — /oh peuhr keuhl/, n. an operculum, esp. the posterior bone of the operculum of a fish. [1590 1600; < L operculum cover. See OPERCULUM, CLE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • opercle — o|per|cle Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • opercle — oper·cle …   English syllables

  • opercle — ōˈpərkəl, ˈōpər noun ( s) Etymology: Latin operculum cover more at operculum : operculum; specifically : the upper posterior and usually the largest bone of the operculum of a fis …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …   Universalium

  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

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