pediculate

adjective
pe·​dic·​u·​late | \ pi-ˈdi-kyə-lət How to pronounce pediculate (audio) \

Definition of pediculate

: of or relating to an order (Lophiiformes synonym Pediculati) of marine bony fishes (such as a batfish or goosefish) with pectoral fins at the end of an armlike process and part of the dorsal fin modified into a lure

Other Words from pediculate

pediculate noun

First Known Use of pediculate

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pediculate

ultimately from Latin pediculus little foot, pedicel

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The first known use of pediculate was in 1882

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“Pediculate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pediculate. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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