Definition of suboperculiform in English:

suboperculiform

adjective

Zoology
rare
  • Of a crustacean appendage: having a form approaching that of an operculum.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From sub- + operculiform.

Pronunciation

suboperculiform

/ˌsʌbə(ʊ)ˈpəːkjʊlɪfɔːm/