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[puh-nik-yuh-leyt, -lit] /pəˈnɪk yəˌleɪt, -lɪt/
adjective, Botany
arranged in panicles.
Origin of paniculate
1720-30; < New Latin pāniculātus panicled. See panicle, -ate1
Related forms
paniculately, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for paniculate
  • The spikelets are borne on short racemes which branch from the rachis in paniculate fashion.
  • The backup system is in place to ensure that organic pollutant and paniculate emissions to the atmosphere are negligible.
  • Forages at night on nectar, pollen, and fruit of paniculate agaves and columnar cacti.
  • The primary purpose of these controls is to remove paniculate matter from the flue gas stream.
  • paniculate emissions are also a function of the sulfur content when burning residual oil.
British Dictionary definitions for paniculate


/pəˈnɪkjʊˌleɪt; -lɪt/
(botany) growing or arranged in panicles: a paniculate inflorescence
Derived Forms
paniculately, adverb
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