birostrate


birostrate
adj. [L. bis, two; rostrum, beak]
Having two beak-like processes.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • birostrate — /bī rosˈtrāt/ adjective Double beaked ORIGIN: L bi twice, and rōstrātus beaked, from rōstrum a beak * * * birostrate, ated, a. (baɪˈrɒstreɪt, ɪd) [f. bi prefix2 1 + rostrate, ad. L. rostrātus, f. rostrum beak.] Two beaked; having a double beak or …   Useful english dictionary

  • Birostrate — Bi*ros trate, Birostrated Bi*ros tra*ted, a. [Pref. bi + rostrate.] Having a double beak, or two processes resembling beaks. [1913 Webster] The capsule is bilocular and birostrated. Ed. Encyc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • birostrate — adjective Having two beaks (or beak like structures) …   Wiktionary

  • Birostrated — Birostrate Bi*ros trate, Birostrated Bi*ros tra*ted, a. [Pref. bi + rostrate.] Having a double beak, or two processes resembling beaks. [1913 Webster] The capsule is bilocular and birostrated. Ed. Encyc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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