adjective Etymology: Latin sulcatus, past participle of sulcare to furrow, from sulcus Date: 1760 scored with usually longitudinal furrows <
a sulcate seedpod

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  • Sulcate — Sul cate, Sulcated Sul ca*ted, a. [L. sulcatus, p. p. of sulcare to furrow, fr. sulcus a furrow.] Scored with deep and regular furrows; furrowed or grooved; as, a sulcated stem. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulcate — [sul′kāt΄] adj. [L sulcatus, pp. of sulcare, to furrow < sulcus, a furrow < IE base * swelk , to pull > OE sulh, a furrow] Biol. having deep, parallel furrows or grooves; grooved; fluted: also sulcated …   English World dictionary

  • sulcate — having long narrow channels or flutes; furrowed or grooved …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • sulcate — adj. [L. sulcus, furrow] Having a groove or furrow …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sulcate — sulcation, n. /sul kayt/, adj. having long, narrow grooves or channels, as plant stems, or being furrowed or cleft, as hoofs. Also, sulcated. [1750 60; < L sulcatus (ptp. of sulcare to plow). See SULCUS, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sulcate — adjective Having deep, narrow sulci, grooves or furrows …   Wiktionary

  • sulcate — Grooved; furrowed; marked by a sulcus or sulci. * * * sul·cate (sulґkāt) [L. sulcatus] furrowed or marked with sulci …   Medical dictionary

  • sulcate — adj. furrowed, grooved …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sulcate — [ sʌlkeɪt] adjective Botany & Zoology marked with parallel grooves. Origin C18: from L. sulcatus furrowed , past participle of sulcare …   English new terms dictionary

  • sulcate — a.; (also sulcated) Furrowed, grooved, scored …   New dictionary of synonyms

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