Definition of fossulate in English:

fossulate

adjective

Botany Entomology
  • Having, or consisting of, one or more fossulae.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From fossula + -ate, originally (in entomological use) after scientific Latin fossulatus, fossulata, specific names of beetles.

Pronunciation

fossulate

/ˈfɒsjʊlət/