guttate

guttate

[guht-eyt]
adjective Biology.
resembling a drop; having droplike markings.
Also, guttated.


Origin:
1820–30; < Latin guttātus speckled, spotted. See gutta, -ate1

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guttate or guttated (ˈɡʌteɪt)
 
adj
1.  (esp of plants) covered with small drops or droplike markings, esp oil glands
2.  resembling a drop or drops
 
[C19: from Latin guttātus dappled, from gutta a drop]
 
guttated or guttated
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin guttātus dappled, from gutta a drop]
 
gut'tation or guttated
 
n

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guttate gut·tate (gŭt'āt') or gut·tat·ed (-ā'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Having the shape of or resembling drops, as certain cutaneous lesions.

  2. Spotted as if by drops.

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