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Definition of: quadrate

(kwodrāt, -rit) noun
1. Zool. A bone of cartilaginous element suspending the lower jaw in certain vertebrates below the mammals.
2. In astrology, an aspect of two heavenly bodies in which they are distant from each other 90°.
3. A cubical or square object, or an object resembling a cube.
adjective

1. Square; four-sided, as a muscle.
2. Distant from each other 90°: said of two heavenly bodies.
3. Of or pertaining to the quadrate bone or cartilage.
v. (-rāt) ·rat·ed, ·rat·ing v.i.
To correspond or agree: with with.
v.t. To cause to conform; bring in accordance with.
[<L quadratus, pp. of quadrare square <quattuor four]

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