cirrate

[sir-eyt]

Origin of cirrate

1820–30; < Latin cirrātus, equivalent to cirr(us) a curl + -ātus -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for cirrate

cirrate

cirrose or cirrous

adjective
  1. biology bearing or resembling cirri

Word Origin for cirrate

C19: from Latin cirrātus curled, from cirrus
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