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n. pl. la·pil·li (-pĭl′ī′)
A small, solidified fragment of lava.

[Latin, diminutive of lapis, stone.]
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n, pl -li (-laɪ)
(Geological Science) a small piece of lava thrown from a volcano
[C18: Latin: little stone]
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(ləˈpɪl əs)

n., pl. -pil•li (-ˈpɪl aɪ)
a small stony particle ejected from a volcano.
[1740–50; < Latin: pebble, diminutive of lapis stone]
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a small stone ejected by a volcano.
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Nucella lapillus ydi'r enw gwyddonol arni hi a 'dog-whelk' yn Saesneg.
The most striking finding, which has not been reported previously in Nucella lapillus, the Atlantic dogwhelk, is that shell length increased at all 19 sites where samples were taken.
Se trata de conchas de Littorina obtusata, Trivia sp., Littorina littorea, Littorina saxatilis, Nucella lapillus y familia Neritidae.
The energetic physiology or scope for growth (SFG), has been studied in gastropods such as Ancylus fluviatilis (Calow, 1975), Bullia digitalis (Stenton-Dozey & Brown, 1988), Buccinum undatum (Kideys, 1998), Chorus giganteus (Navarro et al., 2002, 2006), Concholepas concholepas (Navarro & Torrijos, 1995), Haliotis tuberculata (Peck et al., 1987), Haliotis midae (Barkai & Griffiths, 1987, 1988), Haliotis fulgens (Farias et al., 2003), Nassarius conoidalis (Liu et al., 2011; Zhang et al., 2015), Nassarius siquijorensis (Liu et al., 2011), Patella vulgata (Davies et al., 1990), Planorbis contortus (Calow, 1975), Polinices duplicatus (Huebner & Edwards, 1981) and Thais lapillus (Stickle & Bayne, 1982).
This last was determined employing a six-stage scale similar to the classic Gibbs and Bryan (1994) scale for Nucella lapillus, adapted for S.
Effect of crab effluent and scent of damaged conspecifics on feeding, growth, and shell morphology of the Atlantic dog-whelk Nucella lapillus (L.).
Images of otolith microstructure of a laboratory-reared larval northern pike (Esox lucius) 28 days after hatching: (A) sagitta and (B) lapillus. The white dot indicates the hatching check (Hch) and arrows indicate stress checks that correspond with days of handling (i.e., sampling of larvae from aquaria).
Metallothionein induction and condition index of dogwhelks Nucella lapillus (L.) exposed to cadmium and hydrogen peroxide.
Hunt and Scheibling (1998) documented that juveniles (<5 mm SL) of Nucella lapillus (Muricidae) are potentially important for limiting mussel recruitment (Mytilus trossulus and Mytilus edulis, Mytilidae) on a rocky shore in Nova Scotia (Canada) due to their ability to forage a broad size range of recently settled mussels (up to 22 mm SL) with relatively high feeding rates.
pugilis (Colton, 1905; Galindo-Perez, 2009) and other no phylogenetically related snails like Buccinun undatum (Hallers-Tjabbers, 1979), Nucella lapillus (Son & Hughes, 2000), Pomacea canaliculata (Estebenet, Martin, & Burela, 2006) and Buccinanops globulosus (Avaca, Narvarte, Martin, & Van der Molen, 2013).