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glabrate

[ gley-breyt, -brit ]
/ ˈgleɪ breɪt, -brɪt /
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adjective

Zoology. glabrous.
Botany. becoming glabrous; somewhat glabrous.

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Origin of glabrate

1855–60; <Latin glabrātus (past participle of glabrāre to make bare, deprive of hair), equivalent to glabr-, stem of glaber without hair, smooth + -ātus-ate1

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How to use glabrate in a sentence

  • The common form usually is referred to variety vitellina (Linnus) Koch, with orange twigs and more glabrate leaves.

    Trees of Indiana|Charles Clemon Deam

Medical definitions for glabrate

glabrate
[ glābrāt′, -brĭt ]

adj.

Glabrous.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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