ringent

adjective
rin·​gent | \ ˈrinjənt \

Definition of ringent

1 : having the lips widely separated and gaping like an open mouth ringent corolla
2 : gaping irregularly the ringent valves of various bivalves

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History and Etymology for ringent

Latin ringent-, ringens, present participle of ringi to open the mouth, show the teeth

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“Ringent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ringent. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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