penicillate[pen′i sil′it, -āt′]
- having a tufted tip of fine hairs
Origin of penicillate; from Classical Latin penicillus (see pencil) + -ate
Having or forming a tuft or brush of fine hairs.
Origin of penicillateLatin pēnicillus, brush; see pencil + –ate2.
(comparative more penicillate, superlative most penicillate)
- (botany, zoology) Having tufts of fine hairs, or in the form of a tuft of fine hairs.