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[guht-eyt] /ˈgʌt eɪt/
adjective, Biology.
resembling a drop; having droplike markings.
Also, guttated.
Origin of guttate
First recorded in 1820-30, guttate is from the Latin word guttātus speckled, spotted. See gutta, -ate1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for guttate


adjective (biology)
(esp of plants) covered with small drops or droplike markings, esp oil glands
resembling a drop or drops
Derived Forms
guttation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin guttātus dappled, from gutta a drop
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guttate in Medicine

guttate gut·tate (gŭt'āt') or gut·tat·ed (-ā'tĭd)

  1. Having the shape of or resembling drops, as certain cutaneous lesions.

  2. Spotted as if by drops.

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