Definitions for umbonate-nɪt, -ˌneɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

um•boˈʌm boʊ; ʌmˈboʊ niz(n.)(pl.)um•bo•nes; um•bos.

  1. a boss on a shield.

    Category: Heraldry

  2. any similar boss or protuberance.

  3. the beak of a bivalve shell; the protuberance of each valve above the hinge.

    Category: Zoology

  4. the raised area on the inner surface of the tympanic membrane, where the malleus is attached.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of umbo:

1715–25; < L umbō; akin to umbilīcus (see umbilicus )

um′bo•nate-nɪt, -ˌneɪt(adj.)

Wiktionary

  1. umbonate(Adjective)

    Having an umbo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Umbonate(adj)

    alt. of Umbonated

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