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glabrate

[gley-breyt, -brit] /ˈgleɪ breɪt, -brɪt/
adjective
1.
Zoology, glabrous.
2.
Botany. becoming glabrous; somewhat glabrous.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin glabrātus (past participle of glabrāre to make bare, deprive of hair), equivalent to glabr-, stem of glaber without hair, smooth + -ātus -ate1
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  • The margins revolute, glabrous or glabrate above and thinly hairy beneath or at first somewhat tomentose.
British Dictionary definitions for glabrate

glabrous

/ˈɡleɪbrəs/
adjective
1.
(biology) without hair or a similar growth; smooth: a glabrous stem
Derived Forms
glabrousness, noun
Word Origin
C17 glabrous, from Latin glaber
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glabrate in Medicine

glabrate gla·brate (glā'brāt', -brĭt)
adj.
Glabrous.

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