[ boo l-eyt, -it, buhl- ]
/ ˈbʊl eɪt, -ɪt, ˈbʌl- /


having the surface covered with irregular and slight elevations, giving a blistered appearance.
Anatomy. inflated; vaulted.


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Origin of bullate

From the Latin word bullātus, dating back to 1810–20. See bulla, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for bullate

/ (ˈbʌleɪt, -ɪt, ˈbʊl-) /


botany anatomy puckered or blistered in appearancethe bullate leaves of the primrose

Word Origin for bullate

C19: from Medieval Latin bullātus inflated, from Latin bulla bubble
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