American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Anatomy A seamlike line or ridge between two similar parts of a body organ, as in the scrotum.
- n. Botany The portion of the funiculus that is united to the ovule wall, commonly visible as a line or ridge on the seed coat.
- n. The median groove of a diatom valve.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany: In an anatropous or amphitropous (hemitropous) ovule or seed, the adnate cord which connects the hilum with the chalaza, commonly appearing as a more or less salient ridge, sometimes completely embedded in a fleshy testa of the seed. See cuts under anatropous and hemitropous.
- n. A longitudinal line or rib on the valves of many diatoms, connecting the three nodules when present. (See nodule.) The usual primary classification of genera depends upon its presence or absence.
- n. In anatomy, a seam-like union of two lateral halves, usually in the mesial plane, and constituting either a median septum of connective tissue or a longitudinal ridge or furrow; specifically, in the brain, the median lamina of decussating fibers which extends in the tegmental region from the oblongata up to the third ventricle.
- n. In ornithology, the groove along the under side of the rachis of a feather.
- n. anatomy, botany A ridge or seam on an organ, bodily tissue, or other structure, especially at the join between two halves or sections.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) A line, ridge, furrow, or band of fibers, especially in the median line.
- n. (Bot.) Same as Rhaphe.
- n. a ridge that forms a seam between two parts
- Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek ῥαφή ("seam"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Greek rhaphē, seam, suture, from rhaptein, to sew; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Last year, Siver discovered a new genus of diatom (he has discovered 60 new species over the past 20 years) that sheds light on the origin of the "raphe" -- a slit that appears along the long axis of pennate diatoms.”
“The substance abounds in our bloodstreams, but our brains produce separate supplies via cells known as raphe nuclei.”
“Because the underside of the shaft especially the central line called the raphe and the coronal ridge are more sensitive, many men find it more pleasurable when a woman places her hand “upside down” around the penis, with her thumb on the underside.”
“A key brain serotonin circuit known as the raphe system, showed a dramatic reduction in the density of nerve fibers in the SSRI-exposed rats.”
“Most antidepressants -- including the commonly used Prozac and Zoloft -- work by increasing the amount of serotonin, a message-carrying brain chemical made deep in the middle of the brain by cells known as raphe neurons.”
“Most antidepressants - including the popular SSRIs - work by increasing the amount of serotonin made by cells -- called raphe neurons -- deep in the middle of the brain.”
“Most antidepressants - including the commonly used Prozac and Zoloft - work by increasing the amount of serotonin, a message-carrying brain chemical made deep in the middle of the brain by cells known as raphe neurons.”
“Most antidepressants - including the popular SSRIs - work by increasing the amount of serotonin made by cells-called raphe neurons-deep in the middle of the brain.”
“When they treated mice with Mycobacterium vaccae they found that it did indeed activate a particular group of brain neurons that produce serotonin – in the interfascicular part of the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRI) of the mice, to be precise.”
“Along the median line (marked by the raphe) from the scrotum to the coccyx, and close to this line on either side, the vessels are unimportant as to size.”
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