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lyrate

Saltos de línea: lyr¦ate
Pronunciación: /ˈlʌɪreɪt
 
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Definición de lyrate en inglés:

adjetivo

Biology
Lyre-shaped.
Example sentences
  • The male differs greatly from the female in colour, and in the form of its tail, which is lyrate, or has the outer feathers longer and curved outwards.
  • The patterning on the back is lyrate (boomerang shaped ridges over the shoulder and on the back) with small orange-capped warts.
  • The posterior canal is slightly developed and the lip is lyrate within.

Origen

mid 18th century: from Latin lyra 'lyre' + -ate2.

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