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 (kyo͞o′pyə-lāt′, -lĭt) also cu·pu·lar (-lər)
1. Resembling a small cup; cup-shaped.
2. Having or bearing a cupule.
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(ˈkjuːpjʊˌleɪt) or


1. (Biology) shaped like a small cup
2. (Biology) (of plants or animals) having cupules
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(ˈkyu pyəˌleɪt, -lɪt)

shaped like a cupule.
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Adj.1.cupulate - shaped like (or supporting) a cupule
concave - curving inward
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