occludent teeth

occludent teeth
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Cirripedia, small projections on the occludent scutal margin interdigitating with the teeth on the margin of the opposed scutum.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • occludent teeth — In cirripeds, small projections on occludent scutal margin formed by extensions of external growth ridges that interdigitate with similar teeth on margin of opposed scutum [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Subclass Cirripedia): Barnacle plate feature …   Crustacea glossary

  • occlude — occludent, adj. /euh kloohd /, v., occluded, occluding. v.t. 1. to close, shut, or stop up (a passage, opening, etc.). 2. to shut in, out, or off. 3. Physical Chem. (of certain metals and other solids) to incorporate (gases and other foreign… …   Universalium

  • occlude — [c]/əˈklud / (say uh kloohd) verb (occluded, occluding) –verb (t) 1. to close, shut, or stop up (a passage, etc.). 2. to shut in, out, or off. 3. Chemistry (of certain metals and other solids) to absorb and retain (gases or liquids) in minute… …  

  • occlude —   v.t. shut up, in or out; v.i. shut mouth so that teeth meet.    ♦ occludent, n. & a.    ♦ occlusal, a. pertaining to cutting edge of tooth.    ♦ occlusion,    ♦ occlusor, n.    ♦ occlusive, a.; n. sound (as t) made by stopping breath …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • occlude — [ə klo͞od′, äklo͞od′] vt. occluded, occluding [L occludere < ob (see OB ) + claudere, to CLOSE2] 1. to close, shut, or block (a passage) 2. to prevent the passage of; shut in or out 3. to conceal, hide, or obscure …   English World dictionary

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