radula

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rādula ‎(scraper).

Noun[edit]

radula ‎(plural radulae)

  1. (zoology) The rasping tongue of snails and all other mollusks except bivalves.
    • 2015, Asa H. Barber , Dun Lu , Nicola M. Pugno, "Extreme strength observed in limpet teeth", Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 18 February 2015
      The radula end containing the first 5–10 rows of teeth showed evidence of wear from rasping over rock surfaces during feeding and was removed using dissection.

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Noun[edit]

radula f ‎(plural radulas)

  1. radula

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rādō ‎(scrape, scratch).

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Noun[edit]

rādula f ‎(genitive rādulae); first declension

  1. a scraper, scraping-iron

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative rādula rādulae
genitive rādulae rādulārum
dative rādulae rādulīs
accusative rādulam rādulās
ablative rādulā rādulīs
vocative rādula rādulae

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