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quadrate

quad·rate

quadrate

parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kwa driht [or] kwa dreIt
definition 1: a square or rectangle.
definition 2: one of a pair of bones in the skulls of many vertebrates, such as birds, reptiles, bony fishes, and amphibians, to which the lower jaw is attached.
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: kwa driht [or] kwa dreIt
definition 1: square or rectangular.
definition 2: of or pertaining to a quadrate bone.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: kwa dreIt
inflections: quadrated, quadrates, quadrating
definition: to cause to adapt or conform.