Definition of Operculate

1. Adjective. Having an operculum.

Exact synonyms: Operculated
Partainyms: Operculum, Operculum

Definition of Operculate

1. a. Closed by a lid or cover, as the capsules of the mosses.

Definition of Operculate

1. Adjective. Having an operculum ¹

2. Noun. Any gastropod mollusc that has as operculum ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Operculate

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Operculate

operatorless
operators
operatorship
operatorships
operatory
operatour
operatours
opercele
operceles
opercle
opercula
opercular
opercular fold
opercular part
operculars
operculate (current term)
operculated
operculates
opercule
opercules
operculiferous
operculiform
operculigenous
operculitis
operculum
operculum ilei
operculums
opere citato
operetta
operettas

Literary usage of Operculate

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1. Manual of the Mosses of North America by Leo Lesquereux, Thomas Potts James (1884)
"... the leaves are entire at the apex, or nearly so, and the form of the operculate capsule is nearly the same. It differs, however, in the larger leaves, ..."

2. Amaryllidaceae: Preceded by an Attempt to Arrange the Monocotyledonous by William Herbert (1837)
"... operculate. Having such a prominent point to the ovary. Ovate. Egg-shaped, the base broadest. Oval. Egg-shaped, attenuated equally at both ends. ..."

3. Report (1900)
"In the operculate family of the ... The remaining family of operculate mollusks represented in our fauna, ..."

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