[ lim-beyt ]
/ ˈlɪm beɪt /
adjective Botany, Zoology.
bordered, as a flower in which one color is surrounded by an edging of another.
- limb bud,
- limb lead,
- limb-girdle muscular dystrophy,
- limber hole,
- limber pine,
- limber up
Origin of limbate
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Examples from the Web for limbate
Limbate: when a disc is surrounded by a margin of different color.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Setae all simple, limbate, in a single series of mostly six in the middle region of the body.
/ (ˈlɪmbeɪt) /
biology having an edge or border of a different colour from the restlimbate flowers
Word Origin for limbate
C19: from Late Latin limbātus bordered, from limbus
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"edged, bordered," 1826, from Late Latin limbatus, from Latin limbus (see limb (n.2)).
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