interopercle

noun
in·​ter·​oper·​cle | \ ˌintərōˈpərkəl \

Definition of interopercle

: the membrane bone between the preopercle and the branchiostegals of a fish

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History and Etymology for interopercle

New Latin interoperculum

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“Interopercle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interopercle. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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