capreolate

[kap-ree-uh-leyt, kuh-pree-]

Origin of capreolate

1730–40; < Latin capreol(us) roe deer, vine-tendril (apparently from the tendrillike shape of the deer's horn; see capriole) + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for capreolate

capreolate

adjective
  1. biology possessing or resembling tendrils

Word Origin for capreolate

C18: from Latin capreolus tendril
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