Spirulate Spir"u*late, n. (Zo["o]l.) Having the color spots, or structural parts, arranged spirally. [1913 Webster]

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  • spirulate — spiru·late …   English syllables

  • spirulate —   a. spirally arranged …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • spirulate — ˈspīr(y)əˌlāt, ˈspir adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin spirulatus, from (assumed) New Latin spirula small coil (from Late Latin, twisted cracknel) + Latin atus ate : spiral in form or arrangement …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spini-spirulate — Spin i spir u*late, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having spines arranged spirally. See {Spicule}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spirulina — ˌspīrəˈlīnə noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from spirula small coil + ina ina (II) more at spirulate : a microscopic filamentous aquatic photosynthetic bacterium or blue green alga (genus …   Useful english dictionary

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