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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]

imbricate

[im′brikāt]
Etymology: L, imbrex, roofing tile
to build a surface with overlapping layers of material. Surgeons may imbricate with layers of tissue when closing a wound or other opening in a body part. imbrication, n.

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".
verapaz (vide supra) but is slightly smaller and differs by the following features: mesoscutal punctures of central disc shallow but distinct and separated on otherwise strongly imbricate integument by a puncture width or less; coarse punctures of mesepisternum blend into strong dorsoventral striae (instead of areolate in L.
The scale pattern of the cuticle in human hairs is routinely imbricate.
Thrusts form an imbricate fan system with numerous imbrications of Silurian black shales and Siluro-Devonian limestones (Figs.
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.
Face with dense small punctures (punctures largely contiguous), such punctures becoming weaker and blending to granular integument in malar space and on vertex, and strongly imbricate integument on gena (with some weak rugae) and postgena; clypeus and supraclypeal area strongly imbricate with scattered shallow punctures.
1 cm in diameter, scape bracts polystichous, imbricate, rose-coloured, the lower foliaceous, the blades similar to the leaves, the upper bladeless or with much reduced blades, linear-subulate, the sheaths ovate, to 5 cm long and 3 cm wide, concealing the scape; spike erect, narrowly elliptic to oblong, 18-25 cm long, 3.
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).