[ gley-breyt, -brit ]
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  1. Zoology. glabrous.

  2. Botany. becoming glabrous; somewhat glabrous.

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

Words Nearby glabrate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

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