- to make or become doubled or paired.
- Also gem·i·nat·ed. combined or arranged in pairs; twin; coupled.
- Phonetics. a doubled consonant sound.
Origin of geminate
Examples from the Web for geminate
Frustules single or geminate, cylindrical, short, in zone view rectangular or with undulating sides.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
Sometimes few simple hexaradiate and geminate tetraradiate spicula are mingled.
Spicula of three different kinds; simple needles, radiate, and geminate mixed.
Spicula of three different kinds; simple needles, radiate and geminate mixed.
- combined in pairs; doubleda geminate leaf; a geminate consonant
- to arrange or be arranged in pairsthe ``t''s in ``fitted'' are geminated
Word Origin and History for geminate
"duplicated, found in pairs," 1590s, from Latin geminatus "twinned, equal," past participle of geminare "to double, repeat," related to geminus "twin," perhaps from PIE *yem- "to pair." As a verb, from 1630s. Related: Geminated; geminating.
- Occurring in pairs.