irrorate

or ir·ro·rat·ed

[ ir-uh-reyt, ih-rawr-it, ih-rohr- or ir-uh-rey-tid ]
/ ˈɪr əˌreɪt, ɪˈrɔr ɪt, ɪˈroʊr- or ˈɪr əˌreɪ tɪd /

adjective Zoology.

marked with small spots of color; speckled.

Origin of irrorate

< Latin irrōratus, past participle of irrōrāre to bedew, equivalent to ir- ir-1 + rōrā- (rōr-, stem of rōs dew + -ā- theme vowel) + -tus past participle suffix

Related forms

ir·ro·ra·tion, noun
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