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Synonyms for plate

Synonyms for plate

(baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands

a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten

the quantity contained in a plate

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a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly

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the thin under portion of the forequarter

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a main course served on a plate

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the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded

structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage

a shallow receptacle for collection in church

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a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth

References in periodicals archive ?
Burrowing ability: Certain morphological characters indicate a slight adaptation for digging: blunt tips of the claws, slight convergence of the claw dorsal plate edges, weak development of the digital pads, and structural reduction and increased toughness of the interdigital and metapodial pads.
This clade is supported by ten unambiguous synapomorphies (eight in both optimizations, ACCTRAN and DELTRAN) such as the number of tarsomeres of tarsus I-IV (characters 28-30), the elongate dorsal plate of male genitalia (character 35, state 0) and the stylus of male genitalia enfolded by the dorsal plate (character 42, state 1).
This species could be differentiated form the species of genus Psychoda latreille by the body coloration where members of genus Psychoda are much lighter in color, in addition to the number of dorsal plates which they are less than 26 in number.
5 mm, the posterior 7 or 8 dorsal plates are only easily seen, sometimes additional plates are visible anteriorly and the siphon is slender, 7 to 8 times as long as broad (1, 17-18).
Some scientists propose that the creature's dorsal plates had a defensive role, as well.
10A); head blue or gray-blue, dorsal plates distinctly edged with black; supralabials with black on dorsal surface; ventrals light yellow or cream, with bold black transverse patches, usually extending to midventral line.