radula

noun rad·u·la \ ˈra-jə-lə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of radula

plural radulae play \ˈra-jə-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also radulas
: a horny band or ribbon in mollusks other than bivalves that bears minute chitinous teeth on its dorsal surface and scrapes or tears off food and draws it into the mouth

radular

play \ˈra-jə-lər\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of radula

New Latin, from Latin, scraper, from radere to scrape — more at rodent


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radula

noun rad·u·la \ ˈraj-ə-lə \

medical Definition of radula

plural radulae play \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also radulas
: a horny band or ribbon in mollusks other than bivalves that bears minute teeth on its dorsal surface and tears up food and draws it into the mouth and that in some members of the gastropod genus Conus is used to inflict a poisonous and sometimes fatal bite

radular

play \-lər\ adjective

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