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operculate

or operculated

[oh-pur-kyuh-lit, -leyt or oh-pur-kyuh-ley-tid] /oʊˈpɜr kyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt or oʊˈpɜr kyəˌleɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
having an operculum.
Origin of operculate
1765-1775
1765-75; < Latin opercul(um) cover (see operculum) + -ate1
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