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or an·gu·lat·ed

[ang-gyuh-lit, -leyt or ang-gyuh-ley-tid]
  1. of angular form; angled: angulate stems.
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Origin of angulate

First recorded in 1785–95, angulate is from the Latin word angulātus having angles. See angle1, -ate1
Related formsan·gu·late·ly, adverban·gu·late·ness, nounsub·an·gu·late, adjectivesub·an·gu·late·ly, adverbsub·an·gu·lat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for angulate

Historical Examples of angulate

  • Angulate: forming an angle; when two margins meet in an angle.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • The zoœcia are tubular and have a terminal or subterminal orifice, which is angulate or subangulate as seen from above.

British Dictionary definitions for angulate


adjective (ˈæŋɡjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. having angles or an angular shape
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verb (ˈæŋɡjʊˌleɪt)
  1. to make or become angular
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Derived Formsangulated, adjective

Word Origin for angulate

C18: from Late Latin angulāre to make angled, from Latin angulus angle 1
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