chlamydate

[klam-i-deyt]

Origin of chlamydate

< Latin chlamydātus dressed in a chlamys, equivalent to Greek chlamyd- (stem of chlamys) chlamys + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for chlamydate

chlamydate

adjective
  1. (of some molluscs) possessing a mantle

Word Origin for chlamydate

C19: from Latin chlamydātus wearing a mantle, from Greek khlamus mantle
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