Definition of Inoperculate

1. [n -S]



Medical Definition of Inoperculate

1. Having no operculum; said of certain gastropod shells. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inoperculate

inofficially
inofficious
inofficiously
inogen
inoic beam
inolimomab
inopectic
inoperable
inoperancies
inoperancy
inoperant
inoperation
inoperations
inoperative
inoperativeness
inoperculate (current term)
inoperculates
inopexia
inopinable
inopinate
inopportune
inopportunely
inopportuneness
inopportunity
inoppressive
inopulent
inorb
inorbed
inorbing
inorbs

Literary usage of Inoperculate

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1. Structural and Systematic Conchology: An Introduction to the Study of the by George Washington Tryon (1882)
"If the inoperculate pulmonates are considered, with so much reason, as an incontestable group, it is because, apart from their pulmonary sack, they possess ..."

2. Some Salient Points in the Science of the Earth by Sir John William Dawson (1894)
"The second or inoperculate division, includes some genera that are aquatic and some that are terrestrial. Of the aquatic genera no representatives are known ..."

3. A Manual of Natural History, for the Use of Travellers: Being a Description by Arthur Adams, William Balfour Baikie, Charles Barron (1854)
"... inoperculate, receiving respiratory streams by apertures usually numerous and lateral, distinct from the mouth ; a heart. 1. FAMILY. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... including those forms which have the eyes at the tips of the tentacles. The group is framed for the inoperculate land-snails generally, ..."

5. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"... i (103) Animal with a distinct head, bearing, usually, contractile tentacles. Shell univalve Class Gastropoda . . aa (63100) Animal inoperculate, ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists (1869)
"Moquin Tandon has quite conclusively shown, we think, that in the minute nerve termini, at the extremity of the upper tentacles of land inoperculate ..."

7. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1895)
"The relative numbers are as follows: — Cuba Jamaica Sun Domingo Porto Rico inoperculate . . . 362 221 152 76 Operculate ... 252 242 100 23 It appears, then, ..."

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