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septate

[sep-teyt]
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adjective Biology.
  1. divided by a septum or septa.

Origin of septate

First recorded in 1840–50; sept(um) + -ate1
Related formsmul·ti·sep·tate, adjectivenon·sep·tate, adjectivepseu·do·mul·ti·sep·tate, adjectivesub·sep·tate, adjective
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Examples from the Web for septate

Historical Examples

  • Eumycetes, or Higher Fungi, a common name for those Fungi which possess a septate mycelium.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia

    Various

  • The sarcocyte alone constitutes the septum, traversing the endoplasm, in septate Gregarines.

  • In the curious genus Podisoma the septate pseudospores are involved in a gelatinous element.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

  • Other species contain linear sporidia, which are often the length of the ascus, and may either be simple or septate.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

  • For this purpose he selected the septate resting spores from Poa pratensis and Triticum repens.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke


British Dictionary definitions for septate

septate

adjective
  1. divided by septaa septate plant ovary

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin septātus having a septum
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septate in Medicine

septate

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Divided by a septum or septa.
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