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Definition of the adjective acicular

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  1. narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves

Alternative definition of the adjective acicular


  1. Needle-shaped; slender like a needle or bristle.
  2. Having sharp points like needles.


Acicular, in mineralogy, refers to a crystal habit composed of a radiating mass of slender, needle-like crystals. Minerals with this habit tend to be fragile, and complete, undamaged specimens can be uncommon.

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

acicular. columnar, earthy, black. 5.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Materials Science (2002)

Structure and Characterization of Polycrystalline Materials by Vladimir Novikov

acicular ferrite Ferrite crystallite growing, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

Acicular. Alpha. (Titanium). A product of nucleation and growth from β to the lower temperature allotrope α phase. It may have a needlelike appearance and may have needle, lenticular, or flattened bar morphology in three dimensions.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Chemistry (2012)

by Editorial Board

Acicular. Another word for “needle-shaped,” as in the case of aragonite calcium carbonate particles. Acicular. habit. An acicular habit describes the shape ofalargecrystalthatlookslike spikes coming out from one point. Think about those koosh ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia (1829)

or Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge

Acicular Four-sided rect. prisms Acicular Gummy Plumose Flat four-sided prisms Like borax Opaque mass Octohedral Pulverulent Acicular Pulverulent Dendritical , yellow Long prisms Yellow hexangular Massive Pulverulent Cubical Do.

Google previewLexicon Medicum, Or, Medical Dictionary (1845)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Botany, Chemistry, Materia Medica, Midwifery, Mineralogy, Pharmacy, Physiology, Practice of Physic, Surgery, and the Various Branches of Natural Philosophy Connected with Medicine ... by Robert Hooper

crystallized acicular columnar compact black 5. Carbonated Muriate of Lead.

Google previewThe Edinburgh encyclopaedia (1832)

by Sir David Brewster

Acicular Olivenite ; 4. Hexahedral Olivenite, or Cube-Ore, •Ata- camiie. 1. Prismatic Olivenite, or Phosphat of Copper, Jameson. — Prisitialischtr Oliven- Malachit, Mohs. Prism =116°. Cleavage the same. Streak emerald green. Hardness = 5.

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Acicular. Ferrite. A highly substructured, non-equiaxed ferrite formed upon continuous cooling by a mixed diffusion and shear mode of transformation that begins at a temperature slightly higher than the transformation temperature range for ...

Google previewASM Materials Engineering Dictionary (1992)

by Joseph R. Davis, ASM International

acicular alpha (titanium). A product of nucleation and ...

Google previewA dictionary of chemistry and mineralogy, with their applications (1835)

by Andrew Ure, William Nicholson

needles Six-sided prism6 Four-sided prisms Four-sided prisms Long prisms Octohedral Massive Silver-white plat6 Four-sided prisms Parallelopipeds Acicular ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions (1891)

Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule

Acicular, a. (Bet.) Aciculate, aciform, needle- shaped. Aciculate, a. (Bot.) See ACICULAR. Add, a. Sour, tart, sharp, pricking, stinging, pungent. Acidity, n. Acidness, sourness, tartness, sharpness. Acidnesa, •-.•, See ACIDITY. Acidulous, a.

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

Acicular means needle-like (for ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

acicular (acitbrm; aciculate). la: needle- shaped, needle-like. Ib: having a sharp, needle-like tip.

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Scrabble value of A1C3I1C3U1L1A1R1

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