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lineolate

[lin-ee-uh-leyt] /ˈlɪn i əˌleɪt/
adjective, Zoology, Botany
1.
marked with minute lines; finely lineate.
Also, lineolated.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin līneol(a) (diminutive of līnea line1) + -ate1
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Examples for lineolate
  • Upper surface typically patchily minutely lineolate.
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lineolate

/ˈlɪnɪəˌleɪt/
adjective (biology)
1.
marked with very fine parallel lines
Word Origin
C19: from Latin līneola, diminutive of līnealine1
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