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adjective Biology.
  1. resembling a drop; having droplike markings.
Also gut·tat·ed.

Origin of guttate

First recorded in 1820–30, guttate is from the Latin word guttātus speckled, spotted. See gutta, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for guttate



adjective biology
  1. (esp of plants) covered with small drops or droplike markings, esp oil glands
  2. resembling a drop or drops
Derived Formsguttation, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin guttātus dappled, from gutta a drop
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guttate in Medicine


([object Object])
  1. Having the shape of or resembling drops, as certain cutaneous lesions.
  2. Spotted as if by drops.
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