- shaped like a pitcher; swelling out like the body of a pitcher and contracted at the orifice, as a corolla.
Origin of urceolate
1750–60; < New Latin urceolātus, equivalent to Latin urceol(us), diminutive of urceus pitcher + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for urceolate
Shell smooth, urceolate with regular, circular pores of equal size, of about the same breadth as the bars.
Shell smooth, urceolate, with very delicate and elegant network.
Shell broad, urceolate, smooth, with sharp collar stricture.
Shell smooth, thick-walled, urceolate, with obliterated collar stricture.
Shell annulate, thick-walled, urceolate, with slight collar stricture.
- biology shaped like an urn or pitcheran urceolate corolla
C18: via New Latin urceolātus, from Latin urceolus diminutive of urceus a pitcher
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