capreolate

capreolate

[kap-ree-uh-leyt, kuh-pree-]
adjective
Biology. having or resembling tendrils.

Origin:
1730–40; < Latin capreol(us) roe deer, vine-tendril (apparently from the tendrillike shape of the deer's horn; see capriole) + -ate1

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capreolate (ˈkæprɪəˌleɪt, kəˈpriː-)
 
adj
biology possessing or resembling tendrils
 
[C18: from Latin capreolus tendril]

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