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im·bri·cate

, imbricated (im'bri-kāt, im'bri-kā-tĕd),
Overlapping; usually refers to a surgical repair in which one edge is sutured over the other (rather than edge to edge), or in which a flat structure (for example, fascia) is repaired with parallel suture lines, corset-like, to tighten it.
[L. imbricatus, covered with tiles]

im·bri·cate

, imbricated (im'bri-kăt, -kā'tĕd)
Overlapping, like shingles.
[L. imbricatus, covered with tiles]

imbricate

(of plant parts) overlapping at their edges like roof tiles, when in bud.
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McCarthy (1987) proposed that the relatively simple scale microornamentation in sea snakes (Laticauda colubrina: brachylamellate basally, cellular polygonal imbricate apically; McCarthy 1987, Price and Kelly, 1989) when compared to the relatively more complex microornamentation of terrestrial elapids was "perhaps connected with an anti-fouling strategy".
Therefore, as a result of the Alpine N-S horizontal compression, the northern segment of this structure is reactivated as a right lateral strike-slip fault, while to the south it is transformed into an imbricate thrust system (e.g.
The scale pattern of the cuticle in human hairs is routinely imbricate. Animal hairs exhibit more variable scale patterns.
Some digenetic trematodes from the Atlantic Hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricate imbricate (L.), from Puerto Rico.
Thrusts form an imbricate fan system with numerous imbrications of Silurian black shales and Siluro-Devonian limestones (Figs.
Peduncle 80-90 cm long, 0.4 cm wide, erect, exceeding the leaves, slightly lepidote; peduncle bracts the lower ones foliaceous, the upper ones 4-10 cm long, 1.5-2 cm wide, elliptic, attenuate and with a recurved apex, with hyaline margins, the lower ones imbricate, the upper ones exposing the peduncle, erect, slightly lepidote, nerved; Inflorescence: primary bracts ca.
Clypeus with scattered punctures, those on basal area closer but shallower, integument between punctures minutely imbricate. Scape weakly punctured.
Neuburger often sidelines (or uses only as a background) the individual human stories of her protagonists in an attempt to imbricate post-colonial and feminist theories to Muslim narratives.
Trunk: Dorsal scalation consists of approximately 2-6 rows of keeled, imbricate mid-dorsal scales that are larger than nuchal scales (2-3 rows); mid-dorsal scales grade smoothly to conical, granular flank scales as in holotype; flank scales in most specimens are juxtaposed (not given, but reexamination showed juxtaposed to slightly imbricate); ventral scales larger than mid-dorsal and flank scales, smooth, and can be juxtaposed or imbricate (identical for holotype).
The bracts are very dense at the lower half and imbricate, then they move apart more, so that the scape remains uncovered to the node, at the same time they become thinner and lanceolate; the uppermost are appressed to the stem.