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testiculate

Line breaks: tes¦ticu|late
Pronunciation: /tɛˈstɪkjʊlət
 
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Definition of testiculate in English:

adjective

Botany
(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.

Origin

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

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