penicillate

adjective

pen·​i·​cil·​late ˌpe-nə-ˈsi-lət How to pronounce penicillate (audio)
-ˌlāt
: furnished with a tuft of fine filaments
a penicillate stigma

Word History

Etymology

Latin penicillus brush — more at pencil

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of penicillate was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Penicillate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penicillate. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

penicillate

adjective
pen·​i·​cil·​late ˌpen-ə-ˈsil-ət How to pronounce penicillate (audio) -ˌāt How to pronounce penicillate (audio)
: furnished with a tuft of fine filaments
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