poorly or imperfectly developed.
- de·pau·per·a·tion [dih-paw-puh-rey-shuhn], /dɪˌpɔ pəˈreɪ ʃən/, noun
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How to use depauperate in a sentence
The muralis gopher is a depauperate form clearly belonging to the bottae group.
It looks like a depauperate L. epidendrum, but seems to be constantly collected.The North American Slime-Moulds | Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Annuals may be very depauperate in dry soils or seasons, or very large when particularly well nourished.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
The species was probably first named from poor or depauperate specimens.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits | Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Probably a depauperate form of Ophióglossum vulgàtum and about half as large.The Fern Lover's Companion | George Henry Tilton