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(ō-pĕr′kyŭ-lă) pl. opercula [L. operculum, a cover, lid]
1. Any lid or covering. 2. The narrow opening at the top of the thoracic cage bordered by the sternum and first ribs. 3. The plug of mucus that fills the opening of the cervix on impregnation. 4. The convolutions of the cerebrum, the margins of which are separated by the lateral cerebral (sylvian) fissure. The opercula cover the insula. opercular (ō-pĕr′kyŭ-lăr), adj.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Operculum." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755488/all/opercula.
Operculum. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755488/all/opercula. Accessed November 18, 2019.
Operculum. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755488/all/opercula
Operculum [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755488/all/opercula.
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