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operculate

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adjective oper·cu·late \ō-ˈpər-kyə-lət\

Definition of operculate

  1. :  having an operculum



Circa 1775

First Known Use of operculate

circa 1775

Variants of operculate

also

operculated

play \-ˌlā-təd\

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