Definition of maculate in English:
Spotted or stained.
- Stromatoporoids with maculate microstructure constituted the family Stromatoporidae, whereas those with more solid-looking microstructure constituted four other families.
- On the sternites the maculate pattern is repeated, but with a greater quantity of white scales.
- He had his most memorable moment in Sweden in 2007 during the World Championship, where he was dressed in the maculate pattern race suit.
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Mark with a spot or spots; stain: a dirty white T-shirt maculated with barbecue sauce
More example sentences
- Little dirty hands had maculated the lower part of the walls with mud, gouache and colour pencils.
- Swans, geese, seagulls, ducks and one giant heron maculated the lake in spots of white, brown, and grey.
late Middle English (as a verb): from Latin maculat- 'spotted', from maculare 'to spot', from macula 'spot'.
- Example sentences
- Nantes-based artist Jackie Dumonteil has designed a blue and white spray-paint maculation of the inner, corrugated surface.
- Objects were painted to either simulate the color and maculation of Brownheaded Cowbirds eggs (i.e., off-white background with brown speckles [see Harrison 1978) or they were painted immaculate white.
- The tiger beetles within the Amargosa River drainage are notable in their extreme reduction in maculation (spots and markings).
Definition of maculate in:
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