rhaphe

Rhaphe

Rha"phe\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ??? seam, fr. ??? to sew. ] (Bot.) The continuation of the seed stalk along the side of an anatropous ovule or seed, forming a ridge or seam. [Written also raphe.] --Gray.
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rhaphe

noun
a ridge that forms a seam between two parts [syn: raphe
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