vittate


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vit·ta

 (vĭt′ə)
n. pl. vit·tae (vĭt′ē)
1. Zoology A streak or band of color, as on the bill of a bird.
2. Botany An oil tube in the fruit of certain plants, especially those in the parsley family.

[Latin, headband, ribbon; see wei- in Indo-European roots.]

vit′tate′ (vĭt′āt′) adj.
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Revision of the vittate species of the Chrysomelid beetle genus Disonycha from the Americas South of the United States.