explanate

adjective
ex·​pla·​nate | \ ˈekspləˌnāt, ekˈsplāˌn- \

Definition of explanate

biology
: extending outward in a flat form

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History and Etymology for explanate

Latin explanatus, past participle of explanare to level

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“Explanate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/explanate. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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