penicillate

adjective
pen·​i·​cil·​late | \ ˌpe-nə-ˈsi-lət How to pronounce penicillate (audio) , -ˌlāt\

Definition of penicillate

: furnished with a tuft of fine filaments a penicillate stigma

First Known Use of penicillate

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for penicillate

Latin penicillus brush — more at pencil

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The first known use of penicillate was in 1819

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penicillate

adjective
pen·​i·​cil·​late | \ ˌpen-ə-ˈsil-ət How to pronounce penicillate (audio) , -ˌāt How to pronounce penicillate (audio) \

Medical Definition of penicillate

: furnished with a tuft of fine filaments

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