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tr.v. as·per·at·ed, as·per·at·ing, as·per·ates
To make uneven; roughen.

[Latin asperāre, asperāt-, from asper, rough.]


(ˈæspəˌreɪt) or


(Botany) (of plant parts) having a rough surface due to a covering of short stiff hairs
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Dorsal body surface often with very long asperate processes on head, thorax, wing pads, and abdomen; sometimes these processes are short or completely missing.
The presence of diamond-shaped marginal setae on the forewing and hind wing pads seems to be correlated with the presence of very long asperate processes on the head, thorax, wing pads, and abdomen, unlike C.
Estimations: Triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC) and high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, alkaline phosphatase (ALKP), asperate amino transeferase (AST), alanine amino transferase (ALT) and creatanine (CRTN) were estimated spectrophotometrically in blood serum by standard methods (8) using kits of Bayer Diagnostic, India.