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shelf

(shelf),
In anatomy, a structure resembling a shelf.

shelf

Etymology: AS, scylf
a flat, hard anatomical structure that resembles a ridge or platform.

shelf

(shelf)
anatomy A structure resembling a shelf.
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Fruiting bodies: Thin, leathery, pliant when moist, rigid when dry; annual; bracketlike to shelflike, frequently occurring in rows and often fused laterally to form lobed shelves.
Less expensive charcoal and propane-powered grills also come with preparation areas, though much smaller and shelflike, plus tool racks and side-burners.
Benchlands--(1) Terraces or shelflike land features representing former water levels or shorelines of lakes, rivers, or seas; usually composed of alluvium or unconsolidated coarse sediments.
His choreography--created here under the most trying of circumstances and thrown onto a shelflike stage at the Royal Festival Hall--was not particularly impressive, but his dancing had a most unusual versatility.