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binate

[bahy-neyt]
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adjective Botany.
  1. produced or borne in pairs; double.

Origin of binate

1800–10; < New Latin bīnātus, apparently extracted from Late Latin combīnātus yoked together. See bin-, -ate1
Related formsbi·nate·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for binate

Historical Examples

  • Spikelets are solitary, binate or fasciculate, 2-flowered, jointed on the pedicel and awned.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

  • The inflorescence consists of solitary, binate, digitate, or panicled racemes.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

  • Spikelets are binate, a sessile female or bisexual and a pedicelled male or neuter.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar


British Dictionary definitions for binate

binate

adjective
  1. botany occurring in two parts or in pairsbinate leaves
Derived Formsbinately, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin bīnātus, probably from Latin combīnātus united
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Word Origin and History for binate

adj.

"double," 1807, from Latin bini "two by two, twofold, two apiece" (see binary) + -ate (2).

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