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un·du·late

(ŭn'dū-lāt),
Having an irregular, wavy border; denoting the shape of a bacterial colony.
[Mod. L. undula, dim. of unda, wave]

undulate

/un·du·late/ (-lāt)
1. to move in waves or in a wavelike motion.
2. to have a wavelike appearance, outline, or form.un´dulatory

undulate

[un′dyəlit]
to have wavelike fluctuations or oscillations.

un·du·late

(ŭn'dyū-lăt)
Having an irregular, wavy border; denoting the shape of a bacterial colony.
[Mod. L. undula, dim. of unda, wave]

undulate

(of plant leaves) with up-and-down wavy edges.
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The shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus), great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), and blue shark (Prionace glauca) use bouts of gliding and upswimming in undulatory patterns over tens of meters (Klimley et al.
The occurrence of polycrystallinity and undulatory extinction in quartz in sandstones.
Members of the newly found species swam with an undulatory motion and presumably were too slow to pursue prey, says Nicholls.
Dynamics Behavior and Experimental Research of Bionic Underwater Vehicle Propelled by Undulatory Fins[D].
3 [micro]m, contained a thin-walled sporocyst enclosing eight sporozoites and a large residuum, and possessed a thin, undulatory oocyst wall.
The result of such a chain of events is the undulatory movement that leeches use to swim.
But the results surprised us because the density of the granular media did not affect how the sandfish traveled through the sand; it was always the same undulatory wavelike pattern," he added.
As a result of undulatory movements accompanied by wave resistance, the shape of the fin surface changes, causing a negative phenomenon.
Apart from some minor undulatory extinction in quartz there is little evidence of any solid-state deformation, and we agree with Trefethen (1944) that the foliation is principally magmatic in origin.