to make or become doubled or paired.
Also gem·i·nat·ed. combined or arranged in pairs; twin; coupled.
Phonetics. a doubled consonant sound.
- gem·i·nate·ly, adverb
- non·gem·i·nate, adjective, noun
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How to use geminate in a sentence
Frustules single or geminate, cylindrical, short, in zone view rectangular or with undulating sides.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity | Charles Sumner Boyer
Frustules free, sometimes geminate; valve as in Navicula but with a stauros.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity | Charles Sumner Boyer
geminate: arranged in pairs composed of two similar parts: doubled.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
Spicula all geminate-radiate, with a short middle rod and a variable number of shanks on each end of it.
Spicula mixed, of two different kinds; simple needles and geminate-forked.
British Dictionary definitions for geminate
combined in pairs; doubled: a geminate leaf; a geminate consonant
to arrange or be arranged in pairs: the ``t''s in ``fitted'' are geminated
- geminately, adverb
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