from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scleral spine or process superposed upon a rib, as in various fishes.
- n. In ornithology, one of the uncinate processes borne upon most of the ribs of a bird, forming a series of splint-bones passing obliquely backward from one rib to overlie the succeeding rib or ribs, and thus increasing the stability of the walls of the thorax.
- n. In entomology, the outer side of a beetle's wing-cover when it is inflexed or turned down so as to cover partially the side of the thorax and abdomen. Also called the side-cover.
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