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[sil-ee-uh-lit, -leyt]
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  1. having cilia.
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Origin of ciliolate

1865–70; < New Latin ciliol(um) (equivalent to cili(um) (see cilia) + -olum -ole1) + -ate1
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Historical Examples

  • The third glume is hyaline, linear-oblong, 2-nerved, ciliolate.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar

British Dictionary definitions for ciliolate


  1. covered with minute hairs, as some plants
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin ciliolum, diminutive of cilium
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