Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:
-- The first section of this topic is shown below --
(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/opercular.
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/opercular. Accessed December 14, 2019.
Operculum. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755488/all/opercular
Operculum [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 14]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755488/all/opercular.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC
T1 - operculum
ID - 755488
ED - Venes,Donald,
BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary
UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755488/all/opercular
PB - F.A. Davis Company
ET - 23
DB - Nursing Central
DP - Unbound Medicine