American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A structure at the base of the mouth of most mollusks over which the radula is drawn back and forth in breaking up food.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The whole radular apparatus, buccal mass, lingual ribbon, or “tongue” of certain mollusks. It consists of the odontophoral cartilages as a framework or skeleton, and of a subradular membrane continuous with the lining of the oral cavity and secreting the chitinous cuticular radula or rasping surface beset with teeth, and moved by extrinsic and intrinsic muscles. (See
radula.) It is the most general or comprehensive name of the parts otherwise known as the rasp, radula, tongue, lingual ribbon, and buccal mass; but radula is especially the chitinous band of teeth or rasp borne upon the odontophore.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A special structure found in the mouth of most mollusks, except bivalves. It consists of several muscles and a cartilage which supports a chitinous radula, or lingual ribbon, armed with teeth. Also applied to the radula alone. See radula.
- odonto- + -phore (Wiktionary)
“And while he speaks of the teeth and that which serves these animals for a tongue, it is plain from the context that he means in the one case the two halves of the parrot-like beak, and in the other the anterior end of the odontophore.”
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relating to a tooth or teeth; having teeth of a particular type
Another kind of bear list, in conjunction with Carry Me Home: words deriving from the Greek pherein, ("to carry") or phoros, ("a carrying").
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