Word of the Day – 27 October 2017: Catenulate.


Welcome to a regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.

I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.

So, today’s word is: Catenulate. (Adjective).

Pronounced: Cat-en-you-late.

Arranged in, or formed like, a chain. From the Latin Catena = Chain.

Commonly a biologic term applied to micro-organisms but can refer to any chain-like structure either composed of or looking like it is made of many links.

Eg:  Anne’s necklace appeared to be a single strand of gold rope but on closer inspection it was very finely catenulate.


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