sulcate

[suhl-keyt] /ˈsʌl keɪt/
adjective
1.
having long, narrow grooves or channels, as plant stems, or being furrowed or cleft, as hoofs.
Also, sulcated.
Origin
1750–60; < Latin sulcātus (past participle of sulcāre to plow). See sulcus, -ate1
Related forms
sulcation, noun
multisulcate, adjective
multisulcated, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for sulcation
sulcate (ˈsʌlkeɪt)
 
adj
biology marked with longitudinal parallel grooves: sulcate stems
 
[C18: via Latin sulcātus from sulcāre to plough, from sulcus a furrow]
 
sul'cation
 
n

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sulcation in Medicine

sulcate sul·cate (sŭl'kāt')
adj.
Having narrow, deep grooves.

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