Operculum

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An operculum is a small covering or lid, and is widely used in descriptions of animals and plants.

Operculum may refer to:

In human biology:

In animal biology:

In botany:

See also[edit]

  • Dehiscence (botany), the opening of a plant structure, such as a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents. This sometimes involves an operculum.