Definition of canaliculate in English:

canaliculate

adjective

Botany Zoology
  • Long and straight with incurved edges, so as to resemble a gutter or channel. Also: having a longitudinal groove or channel; having minute grooves or tubes.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in James Lee (1715–1795), nurseryman. From classical Latin canāliculātus channelled, grooved (Pliny; 1751 or earlier in scientific Latin) from canāliculus + -ātus.

Pronunciation

canaliculate

/ˌkanəˈlɪkjʊlət/