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.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?

Origin of operculate

1765–75; <Latin opercul(um) cover (see operculum) + -ate1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for operculate