Definition of operculate in English:

operculate

adjective

Botany Zoology
  • See operculum

    • ‘Consequently, Peziza and other forms have evolved asci which are operculate, meaning that they have a sort of lid on the end.’
    • ‘The Amphibolids are the only operculate pulmonates.’

Pronunciation

operculate

/ə(ʊ)ˈpəːkjʊlət/