Share this entry

vesiculate Syllabification: ve·sic·u·late

Definition of vesiculate in English:

verb

Pronunciation: /vəˈsikyəlit/
Make or become vesicular.
Example sentences
  • The cephalic end of the worm produces an indurated papule that vesiculates and eventually ulcerates.
  • Once inside the cytoplasm the original envelope of the sperm vesiculates and is gradually dismantled.
  • Second, Dan Johnson is overseeing a microgravity experiment designed to measure minute changes in mass as magma moves and vesiculates.

adjective

Pronunciation: /vəˈsikyəlit/
Back to top  
Containing or covered with vesicles or small cavities.
Example sentences
  • The only other discrete difference appears to be the vesiculate swellings in the peridium, and the phylogenetic significance (heritability, stability) of this trait is poorly defined.

Share this entry

 

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