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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
Related formssul·ca·tion, nounmul·ti·sul·cate, adjectivemul·ti·sul·cat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for sulcation


  1. biology marked with longitudinal parallel groovessulcate stems
Derived Formssulcation, noun

Word Origin for sulcate

C18: via Latin sulcātus from sulcāre to plough, from sulcus a furrow
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sulcation in Medicine


  1. Having narrow, deep grooves.
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