craticular

adjective
cra·​tic·​u·​lar | \ krəˈtikyələ(r) \

Definition of craticular

botany
: having to do with a resting stage in diatoms during which new valves are formed within the old ones

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History and Etymology for craticular

Latin craticula fine hurdlework, gridiron (diminutive of cratis hurdle) + English -ar

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“Craticular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/craticular. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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