raphe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n raphe a ridge that forms a seam between two parts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Raphe (Anat) A line, ridge, furrow, or band of fibers, especially in the median line; as, the raphe of the tongue.
    • Raphe (Bot) Same as Rhaphe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n raphe In botany: In an anatropous or amphitropous (hemitropous) ovule or seed, the adnate cord which connects the hilum with the chalaza, commonly appearing as a more or less salient ridge, sometimes completely embedded in a fleshy testa of the seed. See cuts under anatropous and hemitropous.
    • n raphe A longitudinal line or rib on the valves of many diatoms, connecting the three nodules when present. (See nodule.) The usual primary classification of genera depends upon its presence or absence.
    • n raphe In anatomy, a seam-like union of two lateral halves, usually in the mesial plane, and constituting either a median septum of connective tissue or a longitudinal ridge or furrow; specifically, in the brain, the median lamina of decussating fibers which extends in the tegmental region from the oblongata up to the third ventricle.
    • n raphe In ornithology, the groove along the under side of the rachis of a feather.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Raphe rā′fē (anat.) a seam-like union of two lateral halves, either a median septum of connective tissue or a longitudinal ridge: the fibro-vascular cord joining the hilum of an anatropous or amphitropous ovule or seed with the chalaza: a line or rib connecting the nodules on a diatom-valve.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. "rafh` a seam or suture, fr. "ra`ptein to sew or stitch together
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. rhaphē, a seam.

Usage

In literature:

I saw some sphynges, some raphes, some ounces, and some cepphi, whose fore-feet are like hands and their hind-feet like man's.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
I saw some sphynges, some raphes, some ounces, and some cepphi, whose fore-feet are like hands and their hind-feet like man's.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
Between the back of the scrotum and the anus the perinaeum swells on both sides of the raphe, A B, Fig.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Deposition of Francisco Raphe.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
The raphe runs through the parenchyma found in the cleft of the berry.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Mark me, Raphe, an' thou lovest me, guard the Lady Bridget as thou wouldst a sister.
"Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
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In news:

Record-setting bartender Chris Raph, right, nears the end.
Trumpeter Raphe Malik Dies at 59.
Trumpeter Raphe Malik died March 8 at age 57 in Guilford, Vt. Malik excelled at high-energy free jazz, and is remembered for his work in Cecil Taylor's various 1970s and '80s bands.
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In science:

Apa r t f rom the ev idence in the in te l l igence repo r t s the se me thod s a l so take in to accoun t , fo r examp le , the “nega t ive ev idence ” in geog raph ica l d i s tance , deep -d raugh t s and non - fi r ing sen so r s .
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The in te l l igence ana ly s t i s ab le to in te rac t w i th the sy s tem th rough a se r ie s o f menu s and geog raph ica l map s and i s ab le to te s t d i ffe ren t hypo the s i s by se lec t ion and man ipu la t ion o f in te l l igence repo r t s and sen so r s .
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Prototyp ing co ronag raphs fo r exop lane t charac ter izat ion w ith SPHERE Anthony Boccalettia, Lyu Abeb, Jacques Baudranda, Jean-Baptiste Dabanb, Richard Douetb, Geraldine Guerrib, Sylvie Robbe-Duboisb, Philippe Bendjoyab, Kjetil Dohlenc, and Dimitri Mawetd* a LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, 5 pl. J.
Prototyping coronagraphs for exoplanet characterization with SPHERE
Moderately exponential bound for g raph isomorphism.
Inverse problems in approximate uniform generation
The common justification for density evolution is that the underlying g raph is random and sparce, and hence converges locally to a tree in the large system limit.
Message Passing Algorithms for Compressed Sensing: I. Motivation and Construction
Filipenko M.L., Beilina A.G., Alekseyenko O.V., Dolgov V.V., Kudryavtseva N.N. Repeated experience of social defeats increases serotonin transporter and monoamine oxidase A mRNA levels in raphe nuclei of male mice.
Anxiety as a Factor in the Development of Autistic Spectrum Symptoms: an Experimental Study
Issues of nucleosynthesis were discussed by John Cowan, Keichi Maeda, and Raph Hix.
Conference Summary: Three Dimensional Explosions
It is also possible to design hypothesis classes for which Cover All outperforms Learn then Cover: we found this is the case when the learning problem is difficult but the subg raph corresponding to the union of all clusters in H is small.
Interactive Submodular Set Cover
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