valleculate

valleculate

[vuh-lek-yuh-leyt, -lit]
adjective
having a vallecula or valleculae.

Origin:
vallecul(a) + -ate1

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vallecula (vəˈlɛkjʊlə)
 
n , pl -lae
1.  anatomy any of various natural depressions or crevices, such as certain fissures of the brain
2.  botany a small groove or furrow in a plant stem or fruit
 
[C19: from Late Latin: little valley, from Latin vallis valley]
 
val'lecular
 
adj
 
val'leculate
 
adj

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