orbiculate
adjective Date: circa 1760 circular or nearly circular in outline <
an orbiculate leaf
>
— see leaf illustration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Orbiculate — Or*bic u*late, n. That which is orbiculate; especially, a solid the vertical section of which is oval, and the horizontal section circular. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orbiculate — Or*bic u*late, Orbiculated Or*bic u*la ted, a. [L. orbiculatus. See {Orbicular}.] Made, or being, in the form of an orb; having a circular, or nearly circular, or a spheroidal, outline. [1913 Webster] {Orbiculate leaf} (Bot.), a leaf whose… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orbiculate — adjective spherical or circular; orbicular Walter Morrison invented an orbiculate dish named the Frisbee in 1955 …   Wiktionary

  • orbiculate — orbiculately, adv. orbiculation, n. /awr bik yeuh lit, layt /, adj. orbicular; rounded. Also, orbiculated. [1750 60; < L orbiculatus gone round in a circle (ptp. of orbiculari), equiv. to orbicul(us) small disk (see ORBICULAR) + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • orbiculate — or·bic·u·late …   English syllables

  • orbiculate — or•bic•u•late [[t]ɔrˈbɪk yə lɪt, ˌleɪt[/t]] also or•bic′u•lat ed adj. orbicular • Etymology: 1750–60; < L orbiculātus=orbicul(us) small disk (see orbicular) + ātus ate I or•bic′u•late•ly, adv. or•bic u•la′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • orbiculate — /ɔˈbɪkjələt/ (say aw bikyuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) adjective orbicular; rounded. Also, orbiculated. {Latin orbiculātus, from orbiculus. See orbicular} …   Australian English dictionary

  • orbiculate — adj. Bot. (of a leaf etc.) almost circular …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orbiculate leaf — Orbiculate Or*bic u*late, Orbiculated Or*bic u*la ted, a. [L. orbiculatus. See {Orbicular}.] Made, or being, in the form of an orb; having a circular, or nearly circular, or a spheroidal, outline. [1913 Webster] {Orbiculate leaf} (Bot.), a leaf… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orbiculate Cardinalfish — Pajama Cardinalfish Sphaeramia orbicularis Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

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