opercle

noun
oper·​cle | \ ōˈpərkəl, ˈōpər- \
plural -s

Definition of opercle

: operculum specifically : the upper posterior and usually the largest bone of the operculum of a fish

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History and Etymology for opercle

Latin operculum cover

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“Opercle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opercle. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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