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sulcate

[ suhl-keyt ]
/ ˈsʌl keɪt /
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adjective
having long, narrow grooves or channels, as plant stems, or being furrowed or cleft, as hoofs.
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Sometimes sul·cat·ed .

Origin of sulcate

First recorded in 1750–60, sulcate is from the Latin word sulcātus (past participle of sulcāre to plow). See sulcus, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM sulcate

sul·ca·tion, nounmul·ti·sul·cate, adjectivemul·ti·sul·cat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sulcate

sulcate
/ (ˈsʌlkeɪt) /

adjective
biology marked with longitudinal parallel groovessulcate stems

Derived forms of sulcate

sulcation, noun

Word Origin for sulcate

C18: via Latin sulcātus from sulcāre to plough, from sulcus a furrow
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Medical definitions for sulcate

sulcate
[ sŭlkāt′ ]

adj.
Having narrow, deep grooves.
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