Definition of imperforate in English:

imperforate

Line breaks: im|per¦for|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpəːf(ə)rət
 
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adjective

  • 1Not perforated, in particular:
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    • It further subdivides extraxial plates into two types, perforate and imperforate.
    • Totally imperforate, the wall is clad in grey granite into which are incised examples of all the world's written communications from runes to barcodes, renaissance scripts to Braille.
    • The building is enclosed by imperforate walls, a favourite device of Moneo's that reinterprets the traditional form of the Spanish alcazar.
  • 1.1 Anatomy & Zoology Lacking the normal opening: unicellular spores of these parasites have an imperforate wall
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    • In typical Level 3 geometries, the shell was tightly coiled, with an imperforate umbilicus.
    • The most common associated conditions include Hirschsprung's disease and imperforate anus.
    • In the former, they are embedded within perforate extraxial skeleton, whereas in the latter, they separate imperforate from perforate extraxial regions.
  • 1.2(Of a postage stamp or a block or sheet of stamps) lacking perforations, especially as an error.

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