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or o·per·cu·lat·ed

[oh-pur-kyuh-lit, -leyt or oh-pur-kyuh-ley-tid]
  1. having an operculum.
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Origin of operculate

1765–75; < Latin opercul(um) cover (see operculum) + -ate1
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Examples from the Web for operculate

Historical Examples of operculate

  • We are not aware that operculate asci have yet been detected.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

  • Operculate, furnished with a lid (Operculum), as the spore-case of Mosses, 163.

  • External aperture of ear always very large, frequently excessive, simple or operculate.