exsculptate
adj. [L. ex, out of; sculpere, to carve]
Having more or less irregular longitudinal lines with grooves between.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • exsculptate — ex·sculp·tate …   English syllables

  • exsculptate — ekˈskəlpˌtāt adjective Etymology: Latin exsculptus (past participle of exsculpere to carve out, from ex ex (I) + sculpere to carve) + English ate more at sculptor : having variable and irregular depressed lines that resemble sculptured work …   Useful english dictionary

  • engraved — adj. [OF. engraver, cut] Having superficial irregular impressed lines; exsculptate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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