Fossulate
Fossulate Fos"su*late, a. [L. fossula little ditch, dim. of fossa. See {Fosse}.] Having, or surrounded by, long, narrow depressions or furrows. [1913 Webster]

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  • fossulate — adj. [L. dim. fossa, ditch] Having slight hollows or grooves …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • fossulate — adjective Having, or surrounded by, long, narrow depressions or furrows …   Wiktionary

  • fossulate — Grooved; containing a fossula or small fossa; hollowed out. * * * fos·su·late (fosґu lāt) marked by a small fossa; hollowed or grooved …   Medical dictionary

  • fossulate —   Having a grooved surface, as pollen.   Cf. foveolate, psilate …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • fossulate — fos·su·late …   English syllables

  • fossulate — ˈfäs(y)ələ̇t, ˌlāt also ˈfȯs adjective Etymology: New Latin fossula small fossa (from Latin, small ditch, from fossa cavity, ditch, trench + ula) + English …   Useful english dictionary

  • foveolate —   Having a pitted surface, as pollen.   Cf. fossulate, psilate …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • psilate —   Having a smooth surface, as pollen.   Cf. fossulate, foveolate …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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