Liturate
Liturate Lit"u*rate (l[i^]t"u*r[asl]t), a. [L. lituratus, p. p. of liturare to erase, fr. litura a blur.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Having indistinct spots, paler at their margins. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Spotted, as if from abrasions of the surface. [1913 Webster]


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  • liturate — ˈlichəˌrāt, rə̇t, usu d.+V adjective Etymology: Late Latin lituratus, past participle of liturare to erase, from Latin litura smear, erasure, from litus (past participle of linere, linire to smear) + ura ure more at lime biology : spotted * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • liturate — An obscure color spot with pale margins; appearing daubed or blotted …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • liturate — lit·u·rate …   English syllables

  • liturate —   a. spotted …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • litura — См. liturate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ordinato- — combining form of L. ordinātus arranged in a row or rows, as ordiˌnato ˈliturate, ˈmaculate, ˈpunctate adjs., having lituræ (or indistinct spots), maculæ, or punctures, in rows …   Useful english dictionary

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