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lineolate

[ lin-ee-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈlɪn i əˌleɪt /
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adjective Zoology, Botany.
marked with minute lines; finely lineate.
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Also lin·e·o·lat·ed [lin-ee-uh-ley-tid] /ˈlɪn i əˌleɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of lineolate

1810–20; <Latin līneol(a) (diminutive of līnealine1) + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for lineolate

lineolate

lineolated

/ (ˈlɪnɪəˌleɪt) /

adjective biology
marked with very fine parallel lines

Word Origin for lineolate

C19: from Latin līneola, diminutive of līnea line 1
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