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

Definition of colpate

of pollen grains

  1. :  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 — more at colpo-

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