subopercular

1 of 2

adjective

sub·​opercular
"+
1
: situated below an opercle
2
: of, relating to, or being the subopercle

subopercular

2 of 2

noun

"
: a subopercular part
especially : subopercle

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

in sense 1, from sub- + opercular; in sense 2, from New Latin suboperculum + English -ar

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“Subopercular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subopercular. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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