penicillate [pen΄i fôrm΄pen΄i sil′it, pen΄i sil′āt΄]
[< L penicillus (see PENCIL) + -ATE1] Biol.
1. pencil-shaped
2. having a tufted tip of fine hairs: Also penicilliform [pen΄i fôrm΄]

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  • Penicillate — Pen i*cil late, a. [Cf. F. p[ e]nicill[ e]. See {Penicil}.] (Biol.) Having the form of a pencil; furnished with a pencil of fine hairs; ending in a tuft of hairs like a camel s hair brush, as the stigmas of some grasses. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penicillate — adjective Etymology: Latin penicillus brush more at pencil Date: 1819 furnished with a tuft of fine filaments < a penicillate stigma > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • penicillate — penicillately, adv. penicillation, n. /pen euh sil it, ayt/, adj. having a penicil or penicils. [1810 20; < L penicill(us) (see PENCIL) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • penicillate — adjective Having tufts of fine hairs …   Wiktionary

  • penicillate — 1. Pertaining to a penicillus. 2. Having a tuftlike structure. * * * pen·i·cil·late .pen ə sil ət, .āt adj furnished with a tuft of fine filaments …   Medical dictionary

  • penicillate — [ pɛnɪsɪlət, sɪlət] adjective Biology having, forming, or resembling a small tuft or tufts of hair. Origin C19: from L. penicillus paintbrush + ate2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • penicillate — pen·i·cil·late …   English syllables

  • penicillate — /pɛnəˈsɪlət/ (say penuh siluht), / eɪt/ (say ayt) adjective having a penicil or penicils. {New Latin pēnicillātus, from Latin pēnicillus pencil} –penicillately, adverb –penicillation /pɛnəsəˈleɪʃən/ (say penuhsuh layshuhn), noun …   Australian-English dictionary

  • penicillate —   a. terminating in tuft of hairs.    ♦ penicilliform, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • penicillate — adj. Biol. 1 having or forming a small tuft or tufts. 2 marked with streaks as of a pencil or brush. Etymology: L penicillum: see PENCIL …   Useful english dictionary

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