[boo l-eyt, -it, buhl-]
  1. having the surface covered with irregular and slight elevations, giving a blistered appearance.
  2. Anatomy. inflated; vaulted.

Origin of bullate

From the Latin word bullātus, dating back to 1810–20. See bulla, -ate1
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  1. 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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