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glabrate

Line breaks: glab|rate
Pronunciation: /ˈɡleɪbrət
 
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Definition of glabrate in English:

adjective

Botany & Zoology
Free from hair or down; smooth.
Example sentences
  • It is a glabrate plant with linear herbaceous leaves.
  • The very glabrate phase of the plant seems worthy of distinction.
  • The young twigs are glabrate, or only sparingly pubescent.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin glabratus, past participle of glabrare 'make bald or smooth'.

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