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sulcate

[ suhl-keyt ]

adjective

  1. having long, narrow grooves or channels, as plant stems, or being furrowed or cleft, as hoofs.


sulcate

/ ˈsʌlkeɪt /

adjective

  1. biology marked with longitudinal parallel grooves

    sulcate stems



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Derived Forms

  • sulˈcation, noun
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Other Words From

  • sul·cation noun
  • multi·sulcate adjective
  • multi·sulcat·ed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sulcate1

First recorded in 1750–60, sulcate is from the Latin word sulcātus (past participle of sulcāre to plow). See sulcus, -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sulcate1

C18: via Latin sulcātus from sulcāre to plough, from sulcus a furrow
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Example Sentences

Mouth conical, beaked, strongly sulcate, seated on a depressed zone.

Six marginal spines of equal size and at equal distances, triangular, sulcate, half as long as the radius.

Sheaths conical, sulcate, half as broad on the serrate distal end as on the base.

The pileus is pulvinate-ungulate, much dilated, deeply sulcate; cinnamon, then brown or blackish; very much cracked or rimose.

The plant is reddish-brown and it differs from other species "with sulcate mouths, in its closely sessile endoperidium."

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