[ uh-sur-vit, -veyt, as-er-veyt ]
/ əˈsɜr vɪt, -veɪt, ˈæs ərˌveɪt /
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adjective Botany, Mycology.
pertaining to growth, especially of fungi, that forms a dense, heaped-up mass.
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Origin of acervate
1840–50; <Latin acervātus heaped up (past participle of acervāre), equivalent to acerv(us) heap + -ātus-ate1
OTHER WORDS FROM acervatea·cer·vate·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for acervate
/ (əˈsɜːvɪt, -ˌveɪt) /
growing in heaps or clusters
Derived forms of acervateacervately, adverb
Word Origin for acervate
C19: from Latin acervātus, from acervāre to heap up, from acervus a heap
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