American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a puckered or blistered appearance: bullate leaves.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having elevations like blisters. A bullate leaf is one whose surface between the veins is thrown into projections, which are convex on the upper surface and concave beneath, as in the cabbage. In the bullate thallus of a lichen the concavities are on the upper surface.
- In pathology, blistered.
- In anatomy, inflated; vaulted; ventricous; fornicated and with thin walls: as, a bullate tympanic bone (that is, one forming a bulla ossea).
- In zoology, having the surface covered with irregular and slight elevations, giving a blistered appearance.
- To bubble or boil.
- adj. medicine Resembling a bulla or blister; inflated; blistered; bulliform.
- adj. medicine Of bacterial cultures, having a a growth which is blistered; rising in convex prominences.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Biol.) Appearing as if blistered; inflated; puckered.
- adj. of leaves; appearing puckered as if blistered
- Latin bullātus, from bulla, bubble. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Of money they haue no vse at all, and therefore prefer brasse and steele before other metals, specially bullate, which they vse for swordes, kniues, and other necessaries.”
“Such leaves as those of the hedgehog holly, _Ilex Aquifolium_, var. _feroæ_, and, to a less extent, bullate leaves, may also be mentioned here as illustrations of hypertrophy or enation.”
“Vesicular: More or less covered with minute vesicles due to gas formation; more minute than bullate.”
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