Definition of sulcate in English:
adjectiveBotany & Zoology
Marked with parallel grooves.
- Dorsal valve only slightly sulcate, with very shallow sulcus originating in the umbonal area.
- Species of sections Musa and Rhodochlamys share common characteristics, possessing the same chromosome number and having bracts that are generally sulcate, glaucous and that become revolute on fading.
- Ibergirhynchia contraria can be distinguished from representatives of Dzieduszyckia by its sulcate brachial valve and fold on the pedicle valve.
mid 18th century: from Latin sulcatus 'furrowed', past participle of sulcare.
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