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Botany and Zoology. Somewhat petiolate; having an obscured or very short petiole.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Turton (1762–1835), conchologist. From sub- + petiolate. In sense 1 after scientific Latin subpetiolātus; compare also French subpétiolé.
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