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particulate

adjective par·tic·u·late \ pär-ˈti-kyə-lət also -ˌlāt \
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

Definition of particulate

: of or relating to minute separate particles

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Origin and Etymology of particulate

Latin particula


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particulate

noun

Definition of particulate

: a particulate substance

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First Known Use of particulate

1942

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Medical Dictionary

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particulate

adjective par·tic·u·late \ pär-ˈtik-yə-lət \

medical Definition of particulate

1 : of, relating to, or existing in the form of minute separate particles
  • dust, smoke, and other particulate matter
2 : of or relating to particulate inheritance
  • the particulate theory of heredity
  • —Julian Huxley

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particulate

noun

medical Definition of particulate

: a particulate substance
  • emission of particulates by car engines
  • cytoplasmic particulates in the cell


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