American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Biology Having narrow, deep furrows or grooves, as a stem or tissue.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To plow; furrow.
- Furrowed; grooved; having long narrowed depressions, shallow fissures, or open channels; channeled or fluted; cleft, as the hoof of a ruminant; fissured, as the surface of the brain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Scored with deep and regular furrows; furrowed or grooved.
- adj. having deep narrow furrows or grooves
- Latin sulcātus, past participle of sulcāre, to furrow, from sulcus, furrow. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The margin is thin and marked by deep furrows and ridges, so that it is deeply striate, or the terms sulcate or pectinate sulcate are used to express the character of the margin.”
“+Cap+ a light-colored yellowish-brown, changing into an ash color; the disc with a yellowish shade; of an oval shape, then bell-shaped, and marked with lines, almost sulcate.”
“It is deeply striate or grooved (sulcate) on the margin.”
“I have read, among other things, your monograph on the morphogenetic achievements of the original sulcate cell.”
“It is easily distinguished by its peculiar bright, shining, longitudinally striate to sulcate stem.”
“Another white plant is = A. volvata = Pk., which has elliptical spores, and is striate on the margin instead of sulcate.”
“It is strongly zoned and sulcate, marking off each year's growth.”
“The term pectinate sulcate is employed on account of a series of small elevations on the ridges, giving them a pectinate, or comb-like, appearance.”
“In the original description the stem is said to be "striate sulcate.”
“Dytiscus, have females of two forms, the most common having the elytra deeply sulcate, the rarer smooth as in the males.”
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