glabrate

[gley-breyt, -brit]
adjective
1.
Zoology, glabrous.
2.
Botany. becoming glabrous; somewhat glabrous.

Origin:
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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glabrous or glabrate (ˈɡleɪbrəs, ˈɡleɪbreɪt, -brɪt)
 
adj
biology without hair or a similar growth; smooth: a glabrous stem
 
[C17 glabrous, from Latin glaber]
 
glabrate or glabrate
 
adj
 
[C17 glabrous, from Latin glaber]
 
'glabrousness or glabrate
 
n

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

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The margins revolute, glabrous or glabrate above and thinly hairy beneath or at first somewhat tomentose.
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