Ra"phe (r&amac;"f&esl;), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a seam or suture, fr. to sew or stitch together.]

1. Anat.

A line, ridge, furrow, or band of fibers, especially in the median line; as, the raphe of the tongue.

2. Bot.

Same as Rhaph.


© Webster 1913.

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