[boo l-eyt, -it, buhl-]
- having the surface covered with irregular and slight elevations, giving a blistered appearance.
- Anatomy. inflated; vaulted.
Origin of bullate
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Bullate, appearing as if blistered or bladdery (from bulla, a bubble).The Elements of Botany
The Labrum is always swollen and bullate, and though hollowed out, is never notched in the middle.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)
Vesicular: More or less covered with minute vesicles due to gas formation; more minute than bullate.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
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- botany anatomy puckered or blistered in appearancethe bullate leaves of the primrose
C19: from Medieval Latin bullātus inflated, from Latin bulla bubble
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