in most mollusks, a ribbonlike structure found in the mouth, bearing numerous rows of teeth, usually used to tear up food and take it into the mouth
Origin of radulaModern Latin from L, scraper from radere, to scrape: see rat
A flexible tonguelike organ found in most mollusks, having rows of horny teeth on the surface and used in feeding for scraping or cutting.
Origin of radulaLatin rādula scraper from rādere to scrape ; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin rÄdula (“scraper").