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catenulate

[ kuh-ten-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ kəˈtɛn yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective
characterized by a chainlike form, as certain bacterial colonies.
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Origin of catenulate

1875–80; <Late Latin catēnul(a), diminutive of Latin catēna chain + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for catenulate

catenulate
/ (kəˈtɛnjʊˌleɪt, -lɪt) /

adjective
(of certain spores) formed in a row or chain

Word Origin for catenulate

C19: from Latin catēnula, diminutive of catēna chain
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