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Definitions of raphe in various dictionaries:
A seamlike line or ridge between two similar parts of a body organ, as in the scrotum.
The median groove of a diatom valve.
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Plant covering hard ridge|
|Last Seen in these Crosswords & Puzzles|
|Nov 30 2006 The Guardian - Cryptic crossword|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|a ridge that forms a seam between two parts|
|a place or line where two halves of an organ in the body join|
|Anatomy A seamlike line or ridge between two similar parts of a body organ, as in the scrotum.|
|Botany The portion of the funiculus that is united to the ovule wall, commonly visible as a line or ridge on the seed coat.|
|The median groove of a diatom valve.|
Raphe (; from Greek , "seam") has several different meanings in science.|
* In botany and planktology it is commonly used when describing a seam or ridge on diatoms or seeds.
* In animal anatomy it is used to describe a ridged union of continuous biological tissue. There are several different significant anatomical raphes:* The raphe nucleus is a moderate-size cluster of nuclei found in the brain stem which releases serotonin to the rest of the brain. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are believed to act at these nuclei.
* The buccal raphe which is on the cheek and evidence of the fusion of the maxillary and mandibular processes.
* The lingual raphe on the tongue. Obvious physical evidence of the lingual raphe includes the frenulum (also called the frenum), or band of mucous membrane that is visible under the tongue attaching it to the floor of the mouth. If this raphe is too tight at birth, movement of the tongue is restricted and the child is said to be "tongue tie