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limbate

[lim-beyt]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. bordered, as a flower in which one color is surrounded by an edging of another.
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Origin of limbate

First recorded in 1820–30, limbate is from the Late Latin word limbātus bordered, edged. See limb2, -ate1
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Historical Examples of 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.


British Dictionary definitions for limbate

limbate

adjective
  1. biology having an edge or border of a different colour from the restlimbate flowers
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Word Origin for limbate

C19: from Late Latin limbātus bordered, from limbus
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Word Origin and History for limbate

adj.

"edged, bordered," 1826, from Late Latin limbatus, from Latin limbus (see limb (n.2)).

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