penicillate

[pen-uh-sil-it, -eyt]
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adjective

having a penicil or penicils.

Nearby words

  1. penholder,
  2. penhsi,
  3. penial,
  4. penicil,
  5. penicillamine,
  6. penicillin,
  7. penicillin g,
  8. penicillin v,
  9. penicillinase,
  10. penicillium

Origin of penicillate

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

Related formspen·i·cil·late·ly, adverbpen·i·cil·la·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for penicillate

penicillate

adjective

biology having or resembling one or more tufts of fine hairsa penicillate caterpillar
Derived Formspenicillately, adverbpenicillation, noun

Word Origin for penicillate

C19: from Latin pēnicillus brush, pencil

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