vesiculate

vesiculate

[adj. vuh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt; v. vuh-sik-yuh-leyt]
adjective
1.
characterized by or covered with vesicles.
2.
of the nature of a vesicle.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), vesiculated, vesiculating.
3.
to make or become vesicular.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin vēsīculātus, equivalent to Latin vēsīcul(a) vesicle + -ātus -ate1

vesiculation, noun
unvesiculated, adjective
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vesiculate
 
vb
1.  to make (an organ or part) vesicular or (of an organ or part) to become vesicular
 
adj
2.  containing, resembling, or characterized by a vesicle or vesicles
 
vesiculation
 
n

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vesiculate ve·sic·u·late (vě-sĭk'yə-lāt', və-)
v. ve·sic·u·lat·ed, ve·sic·u·lat·ing, ve·sic·u·lates
To make or become vesicular. adj. (-lĭt, -lāt')
Full of or bearing vesicles; vesicular.

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