Auriculate
Auriculate Au*ric"u*late, Auriculated Au*ric"u*la`ted, a. [See {Auricle}.] (Biol.) Having ears or appendages like ears; eared. Esp.: (a) (Bot.) Having lobes or appendages like the ear; shaped like the ear; auricled. (b) (Zo["o]l.) Having an angular projection on one or both sides, as in certain bivalve shells, the foot of some gastropods, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Auriculate leaf}, one having small appended leaves or lobes on each side of its petiole or base. [1913 Webster]


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  • auriculate — [ô rik′yoolit, ô rik′yoolāt΄, ô rik′yəlit, ô rik′yəlāt΄] adj. [< L auricula (see AURICLE) + ATE1] having auricles, ears, or earlike parts, as the base of a leaf …   English World dictionary

  • auriculate — adjective Date: 1711 having auricles < an auriculate leaf > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • auriculate — adj. [L. auricula, little ear] Bearing an auricle or auricles …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • auriculate — auriculately, adv. /aw rik yeuh lit, layt /, adj. 1. having auricles or earlike parts. 2. shaped like an ear. [1705 15; < L auricul AURICLE + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • auriculate — adjective Having two round lobes, often curved, at the base extending beyond the attachment point …   Wiktionary

  • auriculate — au·ric·u·late ȯ rik yə lət adj having ears or auricles …   Medical dictionary

  • auriculate — adj. shaped like an ear; having ears …   English contemporary dictionary

  • auriculate — au·ric·u·late …   English syllables

  • auriculate — au•ric•u•late [[t]ɔˈrɪk yə lɪt, ˌleɪt[/t]] adj. bio shaped like an ear • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • auriculate — /ɔˈrɪkjələt/ (say aw rikyuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) adjective 1. having auricles, or earlike parts. 2. shaped like an ear. Also, auriculated …   Australian English dictionary

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