Raphe meaning

rā'fē'
A seamlike line or ridge between two similar parts of a body organ, as in the scrotum.
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The portion of the funiculus that is united to the ovule wall, commonly visible as a line or ridge on the seed coat.
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The median groove of a diatom valve.
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A seamlike joining of the two lateral halves of an organ, as of the tongue.
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A seamlike line or ridge between two similar parts of a body organ, as in the scrotum.
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The portion of the funiculus that is united to the ovule wall, commonly visible as a line or ridge on the seed coat.
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The median groove of a diatom valve.
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A seamlike line or ridge between two similar parts of a body organ, as in the scrotum.
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The portion of the funiculus that is united to the ovule wall, commonly visible as a line or ridge on the seed coat.
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A groove in the frustule of some diatoms.
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(anatomy, botany) A ridge or seam on an organ, bodily tissue, or other structure, especially at the join between two halves or sections.
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Origin of raphe

  • New Latin from Greek rhaphē seam, suture from rhaptein to sew wer-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ῥαφή (rhaphÄ“, “seam").
    From Wiktionary