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irrorate

or irrorated

[ir-uh-reyt, ih-rawr-it, ih-rohr- or ir-uh-rey-tid] /ˈɪr əˌreɪt, ɪˈrɔr ɪt, ɪˈroʊr- or ˈɪr əˌreɪ tɪd/
adjective, Zoology.
1.
marked with small spots of color; speckled.
Origin of irrorate
< Latin irrōratus, past participle of irrōrāre to bedew, equivalent to ir- ir-1 + rōrā- (rōr-, stem of rōs dew + -ā- theme vowel) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
irroration, noun
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