Etymology
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raphe (n.)

in anatomy, "seam-like suture of two lateral halves," 1753, medical Latin, from Greek rhaphē "seam, suture (of a skull)," from rhaptein "to sew together, stitch" (from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend").

updated on April 20, 2021

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Definitions of raphe from WordNet

raphe (n.)
a ridge that forms a seam between two parts;
Synonyms: rhaphe
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