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saccate

Syllabification: sac·cate
Pronunciation: /ˈsakāt
 
/

Definition of saccate in English:

adjective

Botany
Dilated to form a sac.
Example sentences
  • Finally, nectar collects in the saccate nectary spur formed by the fusion of the margins of the labellum and the base of the column-foot.
  • The third sepal is saccate, with a slightly incurvate spur.
  • Many modern conifers produce saccate pollen.

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