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foliolate

[foh-lee-uh-leyt] /ˈfoʊ li əˌleɪt/
adjective, Botany.
1.
pertaining to or consisting of leaflets (often used in combination, as bifoliolate).
Origin of foliolate
1865-1870
From the New Latin word foliolātus, dating back to 1865-70. See foliole, -ate1
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Historical Examples
  • Changed "trifoliate" to "trifoliolate" in the index entry for "foliolate."

  • foliolate, relating to or bearing leaflets (foliola); trifoliolate, with three leaflets, &c.

British Dictionary definitions for foliolate

foliolate

/ˈfəʊlɪəˌleɪt; fəʊˈlɪəlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
(botany) possessing or relating to leaflets
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin foliolum little leaf, from Latin folium leaf
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