ligulate definition

  • adjective:
    • Strap-shaped.
    • Having a ligule.
    • Shaped like a strap or long-tongue
    • Having a ligule
    • Like a bandage, or band; strap-shaped.
    • Composed of ligules.
  • others:
    • In botany: Strap-shaped: stated mainly of rays regarding the tubuliflorous therefore the corollas associated with liguliflorous Composit√¶.
    • Furnished with a ligule: as, a ligulate lawn; having a ligulate corolla: since, a ligulate rose; having ligulate flowers: since, a ligulate head.
    • In zoology, strap-shaped: specifically applied
    • into cochlea of vertebrates below mammals, in difference from helicine or helicoid;
    • in entomology, to parts that are lengthy, slim, level, and parallel-sided or nearly therefore, while the tongue of a butterfly.

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