Canaliculate definition

kănə-lĭkyə-lĭt, -lāt
Having one or more longitudinal grooves or channels.
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(biol.) Having a groove or grooves.
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(botany) Channeled lengthwise; grooved.

The leafstalks of most palms are canaliculate.

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Origin of canaliculate

  • Latin canāliculātus from canāliculus diminutive of canālis channel canal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin canaliculatus (“channelled”).

    From Wiktionary