orbiculate

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adjective or·bic·u·late \ ȯr-ˈbi-kyə-lət \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of orbiculate

:circular or nearly circular in outline
  • an orbiculate leaf
— see leaf illustration

Origin and Etymology of orbiculate

borrowed from Latin orbiculātus, from orbiculus "circular figure, small disk" (from orbis "disk, circle" + -culus, diminutive suffix) + -ātus 3-ate — more at 1orb


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