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operculate

[ oh-pur-kyuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ oʊˈpɜr kyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective
having an operculum.
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Also o·per·cu·lat·ed [oh-pur-kyuh-ley-tid] /oʊˈpɜr kyəˌleɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of operculate

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