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Meaning of SCLERITE

Pronunciation:  'skleerIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  hard plate or element of the exoskeleton of some arthropods
 

SCLERITE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: arthropod, protective covering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scle"rite\ (skl[=e]"r[imac]t), n. (Zo["o]l.)
A hard chitinous or calcareous process or corpuscle,
especially a spicule of the Alcyonaria.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A hard plate or spicule which may be composed of chitin or calcium carbonate; often refers to the rigid parts of the arthropod (insects, crustaceans, etc.) exoskeleton.
 

 

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