Testiculate Tes*tic"u*late, a. [NL. testiculatus.] (Bot.) (a) Shaped like a testicle, ovate and solid. (b) Having two tubers resembling testicles in form, as some species of orchis. [1913 Webster]

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  • testiculate — [tes tik′yoo lit, tes tik′yoolāt΄] adj. [< L testiculus (see TESTICLE) + ATE1] Bot. 1. shaped like a testicle 2. having two testicle shaped tubers, as certain orchids …   English World dictionary

  • testiculate — /te stik yeuh lit/, adj. Bot. 1. shaped like a testis. 2. having tubers shaped like testes, as certain orchids. [1715 25; < LL testiculatus. See TESTICLE, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • testiculate — adjective a) Shaped like a testicle b) Testicular …   Wiktionary

  • testiculate — [tɛ stɪkjʊlət] adjective Botany (especially of the twin tubers of some orchids) shaped like a pair of testicles. Origin C18: from late L. testiculatus, from testiculus (see testicle) …   English new terms dictionary

  • testiculate — tes·tic·u·late …   English syllables

  • testiculate — tes•tic•u•late [[t]tɛˈstɪk yə lɪt[/t]] adj. cvb bot shaped like a pair of testicles, as the tubers of certain orchids • Etymology: 1715–25; < LL testiculātus …   From formal English to slang

  • testiculate — /tɛsˈtɪkjələt/ (say tes tikyuhluht) adjective 1. shaped like a testicle. 2. having tubers shaped like testicles, as certain orchids. {Late Latin testiculātus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • testiculate — adj. 1 having or shaped like testicles. 2 Bot. (esp. of an orchid) having pairs of tubers so shaped. Etymology: LL testiculatus (as TESTICLE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bollocks — Bollox redirects here. For the board game, see Bōku (game). Bollocks /ˈbɒləks/ is a word of Anglo Saxon origin, meaning testicles . The word is often used figuratively in British English, as a noun to mean nonsense , an expletive following a… …   Wikipedia

  • testicular — /te stik yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the testes. 2. testiculate. [1650 60; < L testicul(us) TESTICLE + AR1] * * * …   Universalium

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