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catenulate

[kuh-ten-yuh-lit, -leyt] /kəˈtɛn yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
characterized by a chainlike form, as certain bacterial colonies.
Origin of catenulate
1875-1880
1875-80; < Late Latin catēnul(a), diminutive of Latin catēna chain + -ate1
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catenulate

/kəˈtɛnjʊˌleɪt; -lɪt/
adjective
1.
(of certain spores) formed in a row or chain
Word Origin
C19: from Latin catēnula, diminutive of catēna chain
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