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imbricate

[′im·brə·kət]
(biology)
Having overlapping edges, such as scales, or the petals of a flower.
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imbricate

To overlap in regular order, as shingling, tiles, etc.
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F1 distinctly longer than F2; discs of mesoscutum and mesoscutellum dull, finely punctate to strongly imbricate between punctures.
guttatus are lamellate and imbricate in the basal region, and are echinate in more apical regions.
Tillandsia grandis Tillandsia macropetala Plants 2-4 m high 1.3-1.75 m high Leaf blades strap shaped, 60- strap shaped, 17-45 cm 120 cm x 8-15 cm x 3.5-7 cm Inflorescence once branched, once branched, 3-7 15-30 spikes spikes, rarely simple Peduncle to 1 m long 55-83 cm long Peduncle bracts not imbricate, imbricate, foliaceous, foliaceous only the distal ones vaginiform Petals 10.3-10.5 cm x 10.7-12.3 cm x 9-10 mm 14-17 mm Tillandsia viridiflora Plants 0.65-1 m high Leaf blades narrowly triangular, 25-50 cm x 3-4 cm Inflorescence simple Peduncle 45-50 cm long Peduncle bracts imbricate, vaginiform, only the basal ones foliaceous Petals 9 cm x 10 mm
14); metepisternum striate dorsally; terga dull, strongly imbricate, T1-T3 with dense punctures, stronger on T1 (Ecuador)...M.
All of them are xerophytic species and those which can grow in disturbed habitats like Salsola imbricate, Rhazya stricta, Haloxylon salicornicum, Calotropis procera, Alhagi sp.
* The imbricate or flattened-scale type consists of overlapping scales with narrow margins.
Fe-Ti gabbro from the Baie du Nord Segment of the Manicouagan Imbricate zone, metamorphosed under high-P-T conditions during the Grenvillian orogeny, has been the focus of a detailed micropetrological study.
Strathclyde Police's Operation Imbricate has investigated the trade, targeting three city saunas - the Venus in Sandyford Place, the Royale in Granville Street and the Aquarius in Park Quadrant.
In Asteropeia the flowers are 5-parted with an imbricate, persistent and accrescent calyx; the corolla is narrow and deciduous; there are 9-15 anthers that are short-dorsifixed, versatile, deciduous, and form a connate ring below; the gynoecium is superior with 3 (rarely 2) locules with 2 to many ovules per locule; the single style is elongate, with a shortly 3-lobed apex or 3 separate styles.
Some digeneans (Trematoda) of the Atlantic Hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricate imbricate (Testudines: Cheloniidae) from Puerto Rico.
1989; Kazmi and Jan 1997), and is located in the zone ofhighly deformed and imbricate thrust sheet called the North Potwar Deformed Zone (Lillie et al.