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acervate

[uh-sur-vit, -veyt, as-er-veyt] /əˈsɜr vɪt, -veɪt, ˈæs ərˌveɪt/
adjective, Botany, Mycology
1.
pertaining to growth, especially of fungi, that forms a dense, heaped-up mass.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin acervātus heaped up (past participle of acervāre), equivalent to acerv(us) heap + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
acervately, adverb
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acervate

/əˈsɜːvɪt; -ˌveɪt/
adjective
1.
growing in heaps or clusters
Derived Forms
acervately, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin acervātus, from acervāre to heap up, from acervus a heap
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