craticular

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

Definition of craticular

botany

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

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Origin and Etymology of craticular

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


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