Definition of rectangulate in English:

rectangulate

adjective

Botany Zoology
  • Rectangular in shape; right-angled, square-cornered.

verb

  • with object To place at right angles; to divide into rectangles; to give a rectangular form to; to arrange or set out in a rectangular form.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From post-classical Latin rectangulum rectangle + -ate. Compare scientific Latin rectangulata<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Phillips. From post-classical Latin rectangulum rectangle + -ate.

Pronunciation

rectangulate

/rɛkˈtaŋɡjʊlət/