planate


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planate

[′plā‚nāt]
(geology)
Referring to a surface that has been flattened or leveled by planation.
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Discrete multistate character 12 (leaf shape in cross-section) was treated as additive, because a direct transformation series was hypothesized for it following the semophyletic evolutionary sequence suggested by Bocher (1979) from planate leaf blade, to boat shaped, to acicular by marked involution.
Divides persist as old etch surfaces (HILLS, 1975: 300) which, because they imply the former existence of a weathered and reasonably planate surface, carry with them evidence of former even older epigene surfaces.
Karyotypes and zymogram differences among three species of the abalones Haliotis planate, H.