tabula definition

  • noun:
    • A table or tablet.
    • one of several transverse flowers based in the calicles of particular corals and hydroids.
    • A table; a tablet.
    • the transverse plants based in the calicles of certain corals and hydroids.
    • In Roman antiquity, a table or tablet; specifically, a writing-tablet; therefore, a writing or document; a legal tool or record.
    • In anatomy and zoology, a table or tablet; a hard, flat, expansive surface, as of bone; specifically, in corals, a dissepiment; one of the highly developed and usually transverse or horizontal partitions which cut the septa, when these are present, at right angles, forming a set of floorings or ceilings of certain cavities.
    • Eccles., identical to frontal, 5 .

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