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fulcrum


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fulcrum  \Ful"crum\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Fulcra},  E.  {Fulcrums}.  [L., 
  bedpost,  fr  fulcire  to  prop.] 
  1.  A  prop  or  support. 
 
  2.  (Mech.)  That  by  which  a  lever  is  sustained,  or  about  which 
  it  turns  in  lifting  or  moving  a  body. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  An  accessory  organ  such  as  a  tendril,  stipule, 
  spine,  and  the  like  [R.]  --Gray. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  horny  inferior  surface  of  the  lingua  of  certain 
  insects. 
  b  One  of  the  small  spiniform  scales  found  on  the  front 
  edge  of  the  dorsal  and  caudal  fins  of  many  ganoid 
  fishes. 
 
  5.  (Anat.)  The  connective  tissue  supporting  the  framework  of 
  the  retina  of  the  eye. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fulcrum 
  n  :  the  pivot  about  which  a  lever  turns 




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