cochleate

cochleate
/kok"lee it, -ayt'/, adj.
shaped like a snail shell; spiral.
Also, cochleated.
[1825-35; < L cochleatus spiral, equiv. to cochle(a) COCHLEA + -atus -ATE1]

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  • Cochleate — Coch le*ate, Cochleated Coch le*a ted, a. [L. cochleatus spiral or screw formed. See {Cochlea}.] Having the form of a snail shell; spiral; turbinated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cochleate — [käk′lē āt΄ədkäk′lē āt΄, käk′lēit] adj. [ModL < L cochleatus, spiral shaped: see COCHLEA] shaped like the shell of a snail: also cochleated [käk′lē āt΄əd] …   English World dictionary

  • cochleate — adj. [Gr. kochlias, snail with a spiral shell] Spirally twisted like a snail shell; screw like …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cochleate — 1. Resembling a snail shell. 2. Denoting the appearance of a form of plate culture. [L. cochlea, a snail shell] * * * co·chle·ate kō klē ət, .āt, käk lē adj having the form of a snail shell …   Medical dictionary

  • cochleate — a.; (also cochleated) Spiral. See cochleary …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cochleate — co·chle·ate …   English syllables

  • cochleate — /ˈkɒkliˌeɪt/ (say koklee.ayt), / liət/ (say leeuht) adjective shaped like a snail shell; spiral. Also, cochleated. {Latin cochleātus} …  

  • cochleate — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cochleated — Cochleate Coch le*ate, Cochleated Coch le*a ted, a. [L. cochleatus spiral or screw formed. See {Cochlea}.] Having the form of a snail shell; spiral; turbinated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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