[adjective, noun kwod-rit, -reyt; verb kwod-reyt] /adjective, noun ˈkwɒd rɪt, -reɪt; verb ˈkwɒd reɪt/
square or rectangular.
Zoology. of or relating to the quadrate.
Heraldry. (of a cross) having an enlarged square at the junction of the limbs:
a cross quadrate.
something square or rectangular.
Zoology. one of a pair of bones in the skulls of many lower vertebrates, to which the lower jaw is articulated.
verb (used with object), quadrated, quadrating.
to cause to conform or harmonize; adapt.
verb (used without object), quadrated, quadrating.
to agree; conform.
noun (ˈkwɒdrɪt; -reɪt)
a cube, square, or a square or cubelike object
one of a pair of bones of the upper jaw of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds that articulates with the lower jaw. In mammals it forms the incus
adjective (ˈkwɒdrɪt; -reɪt)
of or relating to this bone
square or rectangular
(transitive) to make square or rectangular
(often foll by with) to conform or cause to conform
quadrate quad·rate (kwŏd’rāt’, -rĭt)
Having four sides and four angles; square or rectangular.
- Quadrate lobe
quadrate lobe n.
- Quadrate muscle of loins
quadrate muscle of loins n. See lumbar quadrate muscle.
- Quadrate muscle of sole
quadrate muscle of sole n. See plantar quadrate muscle.
- Quadrate muscle of thigh
quadrate muscle of thigh n. A muscle with origin from the lateral border of the tuberosity of the ischium, with insertion into the intertrochanteric crest, with nerve supply from the sacral plexus, and whose action rotates the thigh laterally.