pupillate

adjective pu·pil·late
variants: or less commonly pupilate \ˈpyüpəˌlāt, -lə̇t\

Definition of pupillate

:ocellated used of a color spot

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Origin and Etymology of pupillate

New Latin pupillatus, from Latin pupilla pupil of the eye + -atus -ate


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