Bullate
Bullate Bul"late (b[u^]l"l[asl]t/), a. [L. bullatus, fr. bulla bubble.] (Biol.) Appearing as if blistered; inflated; puckered. [1913 Webster]

{Bullate leaf} (Bot.), a leaf, the membranous part of which rises between the veins puckered elevations convex on one side and concave on the other. [1913 Webster]


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  • bullate — [bool′it, bool′āt΄; bul′it, bul′āt΄] adj. [L bullatus < bulla, a bubble: see BULL2] 1. having blisters 2. blistered or puckered in appearance, as some leaves 3. inflated like a blister …   English World dictionary

  • bullate — having a puckered or blistered appearance …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • bullate — adj. [L. bulla, bubble] Having a blister like appearance, inflated, swollen …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bullate — /bool ayt, it, bul /, adj. 1. having the surface covered with irregular and slight elevations, giving a blistered appearance. 2. Anat. inflated; vaulted. [1810 20; < L bullatus. See BULLA, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bullate — adjective a) Resembling a bulla or blister; inflated; blistered; bulliform. b) Of bacterial cultures, having a a growth which is blistered; rising in convex prominences …   Wiktionary

  • bullate — bul·late bu̇l .āt adj like or having a bulla …   Medical dictionary

  • bullate — adj. rough, coarse; blistered …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bullate — bul·late …   English syllables

  • bullate — /ˈbʊleɪt/ (say boolayt), / ət/ (say uht), /ˈbʌl / (say bul ) adjective 1. Botany, Zoology having the surface covered with irregular and slight elevations, giving a blistered appearance. 2. Anatomy inflated; vaulted. {Latin bullātus having… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bullate —   a. puckered; with blistered appearance.    ♦ bullation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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