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umbonal

[uhm-buh-nl] /ˈʌm bə nl/
adjective
1.
having the shape or appearance of an umbo; bosslike:
an umbonal structure.
2.
of, relating to, or near the umbo:
the umbonal region.
Also, umbonic
[uhm-bon-ik] /ʌmˈbɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin umbōn- (stem of umbō; see umbo) + -al1
Related forms
postumbonal, adjective
preumbonal, adjective
subumbonal, adjective
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  • The relationship is apparent on comparing them with the umbonal region of a well preserved adult specimen.
  • The other is remarkable for an extremely prominent umbonal ridge.
  • Dark brown coloration may appear in the umbonal region and the remaining surface may exhibit alternating light and dark bands.

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