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inoperculate

[ in-oh-pur-kyuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ˌɪn oʊˈpɜr kyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /

adjective Zoology, Botany.

having no operculum.

Nearby words

inoffensive, inofficious, inofficious will, inoperable, inoperative, inoperculate, inopportune, inordinate, inorg., inorganic, inorganic acid

Origin of inoperculate

First recorded in 1825–35; in-3 + operculate
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