Patefaction

Pat`e*fac"tion

(?), n. [L. patefactio, fr. patefacere to open; patere to lie open + facere to make.] The act of opening, disclosing, or manifesting; open declaration. Jer. Taylor.
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Pat"e*la

(?), n. [Hind. patel.] A large flat-bottomed trading boat peculiar to the river Ganges; -- called also puteli.
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Pa*tel"la

(?), n.;
pl. Patell (#).
[L., a small pan, the kneepan, dim. of patina, patena, a pan, dish.] 1. A small dish, pan, or vase.
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2. (Anat.) The kneecap; the kneepan; the cap of the knee.
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3. (Zol.) A genus of marine gastropods, including many species of limpets. The shell has the form of a flattened cone. The common European limpet (Patella vulgata) is largely used for food.
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4. (Bot.) A kind of apothecium in lichens, which is orbicular, flat, and sessile, and has a special rim not a part of the thallus.
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