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penicillate

[ pen-uh-sil-it, -eyt ]
/ ˌpɛn əˈsɪl ɪt, -eɪt /
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adjective
having a penicil or penicils.
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Origin of penicillate

1810–20; <Latin pēnicill(us) (see pencil) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM penicillate

pen·i·cil·late·ly, adverbpen·i·cil·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for penicillate

penicillate
/ (ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪt, -eɪt) /

adjective
biology having or resembling one or more tufts of fine hairsa penicillate caterpillar

Derived forms of penicillate

penicillately, adverbpenicillation, noun

Word Origin for penicillate

C19: from Latin pēnicillus brush, pencil
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