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testiculate Syllabification: tes·tic·u·late
Pronunciation: /teˈstikyələt/

Definition of testiculate in English:


(Especially of the twin tubers of some orchids) shaped like a pair of testicles.
Example sentences
  • Many species of Orchis possess testiculate or twin tubers.
  • The word ‘orchid’ derives from the Greek term orchis, in reference to the testiculate bulbs or tubers of orchids.


Mid 18th century: from late Latin testiculatus, from testiculus (see testicle).

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