Riker mount

noun

Ri·​ker mount
¦rīkə(r)-
: a flat pasteboard container having a glass cover, containing cotton wool, and used for mounting a specimen (as a plant or insect)

Word History

Etymology

after Clarence B. Riker †1947, American naturalist and drug manufacturer, who secured a patent for such a mount in 1902

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“Riker mount.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Riker%20mount. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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