vaginate

vaginate

[vaj-uh-nit, -neyt]
adjective Botany.
having a vagina or sheath; sheathed.

Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin vāgīnātus. See vagina, -ate1

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vaginate (ˈvædʒɪnɪt, -ˌneɪt)
 
adj
(esp of plant parts) having a sheath; sheathed: a vaginate leaf

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vaginate vag·i·nate (vāj'ə-nĭt, -nāt') or vag·i·nat·ed (-nā'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Forming or enclosed in a sheath.

  2. Resembling a sheath.

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