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guttate

[ guht-eyt ]
/ ˈgʌt eɪt /
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adjective Biology.
resembling a drop; having droplike markings.
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Also gut·tat·ed .

Origin of guttate

First recorded in 1820–30, guttate is from the Latin word guttātus speckled, spotted. See gutta, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for guttate

guttate

guttated

/ (ˈɡʌteɪt) /

adjective biology
(esp of plants) covered with small drops or droplike markings, esp oil glands
resembling a drop or drops

Derived forms of guttate

guttation, noun

Word Origin for guttate

C19: from Latin guttātus dappled, from gutta a drop
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