radular

radula

[raj-oo-luh]
noun, plural radulae [raj-oo-lee] .
a chitinous band in the mouth of most mollusks, set with numerous, minute, horny teeth and drawn backward and forward over the floor of the mouth in the process of breaking up food.

Origin:
1745–55; < Neo-Latin rādula, Latin: scraper, equivalent to rād(ere) to scrape, rub + -ula -ule

radular, adjective
subradular, adjective
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radula (ˈrædjʊlə)
 
n , pl -lae
a horny tooth-bearing strip on the tongue of molluscs that is used for rasping food
 
[C19: from Late Latin: a scraping iron, from Latin rādere to scrape]
 
'radular
 
adj

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