colpate

adjective col·pate \ ˈkäl(ˌ)pāt , -pə̇t \

Definition of colpate

of pollen grains
: having longitudinal germinal furrows in the exine

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Origin and Etymology of colpate

colpus or colpa “longitudinal furrow in the exine of a pollen grain” (probably borrowed from Greek kólpos “bosom, lap, fold of a garment”) +3-ate


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