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spi·cate

 (spī′kāt′)
adj.
Borne in or forming a spike.

[Latin spīcātus, from spīca, ear of grain.]

spicate

(ˈspaɪkeɪt)
adj
(Botany) botany having, arranged in, or relating to spikes: a spicate inflorescence.
[C17: from Latin spīcātus having spikes, from spīca a point]

spi•cate

(ˈspaɪ keɪt)

adj.
1. arranged in spikes, as flowers.
2. in the form of a spike, as in inflorescence.
[1660–70; < Latin spīcātus]
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Adj.1.spicate - having or relating to spikes; "spicate inflorescence"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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4] taxa (which are usually spicately arranged), apart from those species that have the inflorescence reduced to a head (Goetghebeur, 1998).