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imperforate

Syllabification: im·per·fo·rate
Pronunciation: /imˈpərfərət
 
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Definition of imperforate in English:

adjective

1Not perforated, in particular.
Example sentences
  • It further subdivides extraxial plates into two types, perforate and imperforate.
  • Totally imperforate, the wall is clad in grey granite into which are incised examples of all the world's written communications from runes to barcodes, renaissance scripts to Braille.
  • The building is enclosed by imperforate walls, a favourite device of Moneo's that reinterprets the traditional form of the Spanish alcazar.
1.1 Anatomy & Zoology Lacking the normal opening: unicellular spores of these parasites have an imperforate wall
More example sentences
  • In typical Level 3 geometries, the shell was tightly coiled, with an imperforate umbilicus.
  • The most common associated conditions include Hirschsprung's disease and imperforate anus.
  • In the former, they are embedded within perforate extraxial skeleton, whereas in the latter, they separate imperforate from perforate extraxial regions.
1.2(Of a postage stamp or a block or sheet of stamps) lacking perforations, especially as an error.

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