Catenulate Ca*ten"u*late, a. [L. catenuia, dim. of catena chain.] 1. Consisting of little links or chains. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Chainlike; -- said both or color marks and of indentations when arranged like the links of a chain, as on shells, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • catenulate — [kə ten′yo͞o lit, kə ten′yo͞olāt΄] adj. [< LL catenula, dim. of L catena, CHAIN + ATE1] arranged like a chain …   English World dictionary

  • catenulate — I verb arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores • Syn: ↑catenate • Derivationally related forms: ↑chain, ↑catena, ↑chain (for: ↑catenate), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • catenulate — SYN: catenoid (1). * * * ca·ten·u·late kə ten yə lət adj shaped like a chain <catenulate colonies of bacteria> * * * ca·ten·u·late (kə tenґu lāt) catenoid (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • catenulate — adj. [L. dim. catena; chain] In chainlike form; color markings or indentation on butterfly wings, or shells …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • catenulate — /keuh ten yeuh lit, layt /, adj. characterized by a chainlike form, as certain bacterial colonies. [1875 80; < LL catenul(a), dim. of L catena chain + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • catenulate — adjective In the form of a chain of linked parts …   Wiktionary

  • catenulate — ca·ten·u·late …   English syllables

  • catenoid — 1. Like a chain, such as a chain of fungus spores or a colony of protozoa in which the individuals are joined end to end. SYN: catenulate. 2. Surface of net zero curvature generated by the rotation of a catenary (curve of repose of a suspended… …   Medical dictionary

  • chainlike — adjective having a chainlike form catenulate bacterial cell colonies • Syn: ↑catenulate • Similar to: ↑formed …   Useful english dictionary

  • chainlike — adj. having a form resembling a chain; as, chainlike clusters of bacteria. Syn: catenulate. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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