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  • adj. Having characteristics of a plate

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  • adj. as the hard flattened scales of e.g. sharks


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  • Mature females have large, inwardly directed, platelike oostegites at the inner base of their anterior legs.


  • They are large and platelike, and form the marsupium, in which the eggs and developing young are protected.


  • But for now, the explanation above of capped columns, for instance, includes these words: If the local environment changes just slightly to prefer platelike growth over columnar growth .

    Mystery in The Air - The Panda's Thumb

  • If the local environment changes just slightly to prefer platelike growth over columnar growth, then the instability kicks in to immediately produce thin plates.

    Mystery in The Air - The Panda's Thumb

  • If a robot sees something round and platelike, it scans the object.

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  • Disconcertingly, these could retract completely into their platelike central bodies and reemerge elsewhere.

    Lost And Found

  • In addition to the corpuscles, there were smaller objects; flattened platelike affairs were rather common, for instance.

    Fantastic Voyage

  • The trunk of the hickory is unique in appearance as the bark separates from the tree in long platelike strips which hang on at one end and give the scraggly appearance from which the tree derives its name.

    Northern Nut Growers Association, Report Of The Proceedings At The Tenth Annual Meeting. Battle Creek, Michigan, December 9 and 10, 1919

  • In the teeth of the true elephants the crown has become deep, and the ridges of enamel have changed to numerous upright, platelike folds, their interspaces filled with cement.

    The Elements of Geology

  • When I was living in Morocco, I first encountered the ubiquitous two-part cooking vessel called a tagine, with a low-rimmed concave platelike bottom and high cone-shaped top. -


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