verb (used with object), trun·cat·ed, trun·cat·ing.
- square or broad at the end, as if cut off transversely.
- lacking the apex, as certain spiral shells.
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Origin of truncate
OTHER WORDS FROM truncatetrun·cate·ly, adverbsub·trun·cate, adjective
Words nearby truncate
Example sentences from the Web for truncate
Something traumatic causes a person to truncate himself or herself in that way.How 'Scandal' Star Bellamy Young Transformed Mellie Into Fans' Favorite Character|Kevin Fallon|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These were isolated by means of their linkage relations, and their mutual influence on the production of truncate wings was shown.A Critique of the Theory of Evolution|Thomas Hunt Morgan
Frustule membranaceous, elliptical, truncate, with broad ends.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity|Charles Sumner Boyer
The skulls are uniformly broad with angular lateral margins, and truncate anteriorly.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
Horn at the apex of the truncate pyramid with two lateral teeth.
The distal apex is commonly simple, conical or pyramidal, rarely bifid or truncate.