Share this entry

Share this page

sulcate

Syllabification: sul·cate
Pronunciation: /ˈsəlkāt
 
/

Definition of sulcate in English:

adjective

Botany & Zoology
Marked with parallel grooves.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin sulcatus 'furrowed', past participle of sulcare.

Definition of sulcate in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day Noel
Pronunciation: nōˈel
noun
Christmas…