operculate

or o·per·cu·lat·ed

[ oh-pur-kyuh-lit, -leyt or oh-pur-kyuh-ley-tid ]
/ oʊˈpɜr kyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt or oʊˈpɜr kyəˌleɪ tɪd /

adjective

having an operculum.

Origin of operculate

1765–75; < Latin opercul(um) cover (see operculum) + -ate1
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