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penicillate

[pen-uh-sil-it, -eyt] /ˌpɛn əˈsɪl ɪt, -eɪt/
adjective
1.
having a penicil or penicils.
Origin of penicillate
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin pēnicill(us) (see pencil) + -ate1
Related forms
penicillately, adverb
penicillation, noun
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penicillate

/ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪt; -eɪt/
adjective
1.
(biology) having or resembling one or more tufts of fine hairs: a penicillate caterpillar
Derived Forms
penicillately, adverb
penicillation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin pēnicillus brush, pencil
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