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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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Surprisingly, they also share a flat (only in some Plangia and a few Eurycorypha very slightly sulcate; own unpublished observations) or rounded dorsal surface of the fore tibiae, which is also uncommon among Phaneropterinae.
The tergites are not sulcate with a dark marginal band, which is triangular, medially broadened, almost reaching the anterior tergite, but usually very narrowly interrupted along the midline (Vilela & Bachli 2004).
Award-winning professional naturalist Deb Krohn gave a herpetological presentation describing the animals' appearances, habits and natural environments, bringing in a corn snake, sulcate tortoise, chameleon, bullfrog and bearded dragons.
symmetrical fruit apex where calyx remnants are free on the fruit apex), and longitudinally sulcate fruits (vs.
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.
Stems sulcate, intricately branched, rigid, 25-50 cm long, glabrous, young shoots glandular, glands sessile.
Acratus is considered a genus between the Ithystenini and the Nemocephalini (SOARES, 1970); it differs from slender Proteramocerus and Teramocerus by the sturdy body (except Acratus apicalis); the head and rostrum are shorter than either Proteramocerus or Teramocerus; the prothorax is pyriform or cylindrical, sulcate; the elytral apex is rounded; the first tarsal segment is almost as long as the length of 2nd and 3rd together.
Phymata is characterized by the middle and hind tibiae convex on upper side, neither carinate nor sulcate. It includes four subgenera: Euryphymata Kormilev, Neophymata Kormilev, Phymata Latreille and Phymatispa Kormilev.
The new species is characterized by its hemiepiphytic habit, long-petiolate, subterete sulcate gray-green-drying petioles, narrowly ovate-triangularsagittate narrowly acuminate blades with the anterior lobe broadly concave along the margins, a spatulate sinus, 3(4) pairs of basal veins with none of the basal veins free to the base, the 1st pair of basal veins broadly spreading, then directed upward along the margin and regularly very remote from the margins, 10-13 pairs of primary lateral veins, and these scarcely distinct from the interprimary veins, as well as by long-pedunculate inflorescence with a green erect-spreading spathe which is shorter than the spadix, and a moderately short weakly tapered essentially sessile green spadix with large flowers.
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.