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penicillate

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adjective pen·i·cil·late \ˌpe-nə-ˈsi-lət, -ˌlāt\

Definition of penicillate

  1. :  furnished with a tuft of fine filaments <a penicillate stigma>



Origin and Etymology of penicillate

Latin penicillus brush — more at pencil


First Known Use: 1819


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penicillate

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adjective pen·i·cil·late \ˌpen-ə-ˈsil-ət, -ˌāt\

Medical Definition of penicillate

  1. :  furnished with a tuft of fine filaments




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