[ ek-si-key-tuhm ]
/ ˌɛk sɪˈkeɪ təm /
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noun, plural ex·sic·ca·tums, ex·sic·ca·ta [ek-si-key-tuh]. /ˌɛk sɪˈkeɪ tə/. Botany, Mycology.
a specimen intentionally dried, especially for herbarium display.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of exsiccatum
<New Latin, Latin exsiccātum something dried, neuter of exsiccātus;see exsiccate
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Example sentences from the Web for exsiccatum
To this preparation he gives the name serum sanguinis exsiccatum.
The dried sulphate (ferri sulphus exsiccatum) is chiefly used to make pills.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley