catenulate

[ kuh-ten-yuh-lit, -leyt ]

adjective
  1. characterized by a chainlike form, as certain bacterial colonies.

Origin of catenulate

1
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
  1. (of certain spores) formed in a row or chain

Origin of catenulate

1
C19: from Latin catēnula, diminutive of catēna chain

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