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tuberculation

Line breaks: tu¦ber¦cu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /tjʊˌbəːkjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of tuberculation in English:

noun

[mass noun] chiefly Biology
The formation or presence of tubercles, especially of a specified type: more derived species possess three lateral ridges and increased tuberculation of the carapace
More example sentences
  • The South American A. patriciae has spines more similarly placed to those of A. beetsi than to the new species, and its dorsal internal tuberculation forms a more distinctive bilobed pattern; it closely resembles A. aff. patriciae.
  • Margin of carapace demarcated with a broad shelf; edges characterized with rather coarse tuberculation that fades toward anterolateral and orbital margin field.
  • Coarse bifurcating ribs and tuberculation have been interpreted as a defensive measure; either by strengthening the shell or by providing visual camouflage.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin tuberculum (see tubercle) + -ation.

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