Definition of glabrate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡleɪbrət/


Botany & Zoology
Free from hair or down; smooth.
Example sentences
  • The mature leaves are glabrate on both sides.
  • I must add that the leaves of Q. serrata are glabrate as they get old.
  • The young twigs are glabrate, or only sparingly pubescent.


Mid 19th century: from Latin glabratus, past participle of glabrare 'make bald or smooth'.

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