Definition of cochleate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkäklēit/ Pronunciation: /-ˌāt/
(also cochleated)


chiefly Botany
Formed like a spiral shell; twisted.
Example sentences
  • The calyx lobes overlap in a cochleate pattern such that lobe initiated third was innermost, overlapped by the fourth, then the fifth, the second, and lastly the first, which was always outermost.
  • Some two-long alkyl chain amphiphiles can adopt stable tubular structures including twist ribbons, helices, and cochleate cylinders in aqueous media.
  • He indicated that before forming a new phragmocone chamber, the cochleate cephalopod detaches the muscles from the conch and moves forward.

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Syllabification: coch·le·ate

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