Raphe definition

rāfē
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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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A ridge of tissue along the side of an ovule, indicating the position of the vascular bundle which supplies the developing seed.
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The line of union of the two carpels in the fruit of members of the umbel family.
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A longitudinal fissure along the center of certain diatom shells.
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(botany) 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) A seamlike line or ridge between two similar parts of a body organ, as in the scrotum.
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(botany) 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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(anat.) A seamlike joining of the two lateral halves of an organ, as of the tongue.
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(anatomy) A seamlike line or ridge between two similar parts of a body organ, as in the scrotum.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
raphe
Plural:
raphae, raphes

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