Main definitions of rectangulate in English

: rectangulate1rectangulate2

rectangulate1

Pronunciation /rɛkˈtaŋɡjʊlət/

adjective

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

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.

Main definitions of rectangulate in English

: rectangulate1rectangulate2

rectangulate2

Pronunciation /rɛkˈtaŋɡjʊleɪt/

verb

  • 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 John Phillips. From post-classical Latin rectangulum rectangle + -ate.