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 (ō-pûr′kyə-lĭt) also o·per·cu·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
Having an operculum.

o·per′cu·late′ (-lāt′, -lĭt) n.
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(oʊˈpɜr kyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

also o•per′cu•lat`ed,

having an operculum.
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Adj.1.operculate - having an operculum
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