vittate

vittate

[vit-eyt]
adjective
1.
provided with or having a vitta or vittae.
2.
striped longitudinally.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin vittātus, equivalent to vitt(a) fillet + -ātus -ate1

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vitta (ˈvɪtə)
 
n , pl -tae
1.  any of numerous tubelike cavities containing oil or resin that occur in the fruits of certain plants, esp of parsley and other umbellifers
2.  biology a band or stripe of colour
 
[C17: from Latin: headband; related to viēre to plait]
 
'vittate
 
adj

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