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tuberculation Syllabification: tu·ber·cu·la·tion
Pronunciation: /təˌbərkyəˈlāSH(ə)n/

Definition of tuberculation in English:


chiefly Biology
The formation or presence of tubercles, especially of a specified type.
Example sentences
  • The South American A. patriciae has spines more similarly placed to those of A. beetsi than to the new species, and its dorsal internal tuberculation forms a more distinctive bilobed pattern; it closely resembles A. aff. patriciae.
  • Margin of carapace demarcated with a broad shelf; edges characterized with rather coarse tuberculation that fades toward anterolateral and orbital margin field.
  • Coarse bifurcating ribs and tuberculation have been interpreted as a defensive measure; either by strengthening the shell or by providing visual camouflage.


Mid 19th century: from Latin tuberculum (see tubercle) + -ation.

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