fossulate

adjective

fos·​su·​late
ˈfäs(y)ələ̇t,
-ˌlāt also ˈfȯs-
zoology
: slightly hollowed or grooved

Word History

Etymology

New Latin fossula small fossa (from Latin, small ditch, from fossa cavity, ditch, trench + -ula) + English -ate

First Known Use

circa 1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fossulate was circa 1826

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“Fossulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fossulate. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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