penicillate

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pen·i·cil·late

 (pĕn′ĭ-sĭl′ĭt, -āt′)
adj.
Having or forming a tuft or brush of fine hairs.

[Latin pēnicillus, brush; see pencil + -ate.]

penicillate

(ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪt; -eɪt)
adj
(Biology) biology having or resembling one or more tufts of fine hairs: a penicillate caterpillar.
[C19: from Latin pēnicillus brush, pencil]
ˌpeniˈcillately adv
ˌpenicilˈlation n
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