Dictionary.com

inoperculate

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

adjective Zoology, Botany.
having no operculum.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of inoperculate

First recorded in 1825–35; in-3 + operculate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
FEEDBACK