glabrate

glabrate [glā′brāt΄, glābrit]
adj.
[< L glabratus, pp. of glabrare, lit., to make smooth, deprive of hair < glaber: see GLABROUS]
1. glabrous or nearly glabrous
2. becoming glabrous when old or mature

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  • Glabrate — Gla brate, a. [L. glabrare, fr. glaber smooth.] (Bot.) Becoming smooth or glabrous from age. Gray …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glabrate — /glay brayt, brit/, adj. 1. Zool. glabrous. 2. Bot. becoming glabrous; somewhat glabrous. [1855 60; < L glabratus (ptp. of glabrare to make bare, deprive of hair), equiv. to glabr , s. of glaber without hair, smooth + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • glabrate —   Glabrous, but obviously having previously had an indumentum.   Cf. glabrescent …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • glabrate — gla·brate …   English syllables

  • glabrate — /ˈgleɪbreɪt/ (say glaybrayt), / brət/ (say bruht) adjective 1. Zoology smooth; glabrous. 2. Botany becoming glabrous; somewhat glabrous …   Australian English dictionary

  • glabrate — ˈglāˌbrāt, brə̇t adjective Etymology: Latin glabratus, past participle of glabrare to make bald, from glabr , glaber bald : glabrous, glabrescent …   Useful english dictionary

  • glabrous, glabrate — Smooth or hairless; denoting areas of the body where hair does not normally grow, i.e., palms or soles. [L. glaber, smooth] …   Medical dictionary

  • Glabreate — Gla bre*ate, Glabriate Gla bri*ate, v. t. [See {Glabrate}.] To make smooth, plain, or bare. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glabriate — Glabreate Gla bre*ate, Glabriate Gla bri*ate, v. t. [See {Glabrate}.] To make smooth, plain, or bare. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trichome — Trichomes, from the Greek meaning growth of hair , are fine outgrowths or appendages on plants and certain protists. These are of diverse structure and function. Examples are hairs, glandular hairs, scales, and papillae. Algal trichomes Certain… …   Wikipedia


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