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penicillate

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

adjective

  1. having a penicil or penicils.


penicillate

/ -eɪt; ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪt /

adjective

  1. biology having or resembling one or more tufts of fine hairs

    a penicillate caterpillar



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Derived Forms

  • ˌpenicilˈlation, noun
  • ˌpeniˈcillately, adverb
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Other Words From

  • peni·cillate·ly adverb
  • peni·cil·lation noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of penicillate1

1810–20; < Latin pēnicill ( us ) ( pencil ) + -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of penicillate1

C19: from Latin pēnicillus brush, pencil
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Example Sentences

Penicillate, Penicilliform, tipped with a tuft of fine hairs, like a painter's pencil; as the stigmas of some Grasses.

Penicillate: with a long, flexible brush or pencil of hair: often at the end of a thin stalk.

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