operculate

adjective oper·cu·late \ ō-ˈpər-kyə-lət \
variants: or less commonly operculated play \ō-ˈpər-kyə-ˌlā-təd\

Definition of operculate

: having an operculum

Origin and Etymology of operculate

borrowed from New Latin operculātus, going back to Latin, past participle of operculāre "to cover with a lid," derivative of operculum "cover, lid" — more at operculum


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allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

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