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adj. Biology
Having narrow, deep furrows or grooves, as a stem or tissue.

[Latin sulcātus, past participle of sulcāre, to furrow, from sulcus, furrow.]


(Biology) biology marked with longitudinal parallel grooves: sulcate stems.
[C18: via Latin sulcātus from sulcāre to plough, from sulcus a furrow]
sulˈcation n


(ˈsʌl keɪt)

also sul′cat•ed,

having long, narrow grooves, as plant stems, or being furrowed or cleft, as hoofs.
[1750–60; < Latin sulcātus, past participle of sulcāre to plow. See sulcus, -ate1]
sul•ca′tion, n.
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Macroscopic features of F2 strain when grown on potato dextrose agar (PDA) medium for 7 days at 25degC, showed colony diameter 18-27 mm, plane or umbonate, radially and concentrically sulcate or wrinkled, low to moderately deep, mycelium white, texture velutinous to slightly floccose, exudate clear to yellow-brown, red-brown soluble pigment occasionally produced (Fig.
The sulcate aperture, related to heteropolarity in Magnoliaceae, was found in all species analyzed.
Stems sulcate, intricately branched, rigid, 25-50 cm long, glabrous, young shoots glandular, glands sessile.
Diagnosis: this species is recognized by the following set of features: body darkbrown, elytra metallic green, slender, head and prothorax dorsally with transversal striae, rostrum longer, strongly sulcate dorsally from metarrostrum to prorostrum, antennae long, third antennal segment longer than other antennal segments; prothorax laterally with irregular outline, elytra with regular punctures, elytral suture blackish.
Phymata is characterized by the middle and hind tibiae convex on upper side, neither carinate nor sulcate.
drying gray-green, weakly glossy and densely pale short-lineate, broadly sulcate adaxially with bluntly acute, somewhat spreading margins; blades narrowly ovate-triangular-sagittate, narrowly acuminate at apex, prominently lobed at base, 44.
Suboval plano- to concavo-convex, slightly sulcate shell with maximum width at the hinge line at earlier growth stages and at about mid-length in adult specimens.
Telson sulcate on dorsal midline, with 13-19 (18 at south Atlantic examined specimen) pairs of dorsolateral spines and two pairs of distal spines (Figs.
Xyridoideae (Xyris) were circumscribed with unifacial leaves; ellipsoid, sulcate pollen; orthotropous ovules; and ellipsoid seeds (Dahlgren et al.
Both genera can be recognized by six characters: 1) hind femora unarmed; 2) antennal segments II and III cylindrical, not sulcate or dilated; 3) female genital plates short to medium-sized, never laminate; 4) mesopleura and metapleura without creamy-yellow hardened protuberance; 5) antenniferous tubercle armed; 6) antennal segment IV pyriform.