- Having, forming, or resembling a small tuft or tufts of hair.More example sentences
- Brush mice have large ears, and are 7 to 9 inches long including a tufted (penicillate) tail which is slightly longer than their body.
- The most characteristic feature of the genus is the distinctive erect, often densely penicillate conidiophores with phialides which bear slimy, one-celled hyaline to green, smooth-walled conidia in heads or columns.
early 19th century: from Latin penicillus 'paintbrush' + -ate2.
More definitions of penicillateDefinition of penicillate in:
- The US English dictionary