fossulate

adjective
fos·​su·​late | \ ˈfäs(y)ələ̇t, -ˌlāt also ˈfȯs- \

Definition of fossulate

zoology
: slightly hollowed or grooved

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First Known Use of fossulate

circa 1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fossulate

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

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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 18 Sep. 2021.

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