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Definition of the adjective aciculate

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  1. related to plants or animals or crystals having aciculae or needlelike parts

Alternative definition of the adjective aciculate


  1. (Natural history)

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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.

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

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. Sourish, somewhat acid ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

Aciculate. Cf. Acuminate; Trichoid. Adv. Acicularly. ACICULATE Adj. (Latin, acicula = small needle.) 1. With aciculae. 2. Any surface that appears superficially scratched, scored or etched. Exceedingly fine or narrow cuticular etching, such as ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

See Oxychlorid, Aciculate {as-ik'-u-lat) Xacus, a needle]. Needle- shaped; acicular, aciculiform, aciform. Aciculiform (as-ik-u' -le-form). See Aciculate. Acid. ( See Illus. Diet.) 2. Sour. 3. Possessing the chemical properties or exhibiting the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of New Medical Terms (1905)

Including Upwards of 38,000 Words and Many Useful Tables, Being a Supplement to "An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology, and Allied Sciences". by George Milbry Gould

See Oxyehlorid, Aciculate (as-ik'-u-Iat) [ants, a needle]. Needle- shaped; acicular, aciculiform, aciform. Aciculiform {as-ik-u'-le-form). See Aciculate. Acid. (Sec Illus. Diet.) 2. Sour. 3. Possessing the chemical properties or exhibiting the reaction ...

Google previewA dictionary of terms used in medicine and the collateral sciences (1856)

by Richard Dennis Hoblyn

Aciculate."] ACID [acco, to be sour], A compound which is capable of uniting in definite proportions with alkaline bases, and which, when liquid or in a state of solution, has either a sour taste, or reddens litmus paper. 1. The Names of Acids, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Art of Printing (1841)

by William Savage

Aciculate, needle-shaped. Acinacifbnn, scymitar-shaped. Acinus, a bunch of succulent berries, as of grapes. Acrogen, a plant which grows at its end only, without increasing in diameter, as ferns, and all flowerless plants. Aculeatc, covered with ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary (1995)

A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations by David Grambs

nail- or claw-shaped unguiform narrowing at the top fastigiate navel-like umbiliform, umbiliciform neck-like colliform needle-shaped aciform, acicular, acerose, aciculate, styloid net-like retiform, reticular nipple-shaped mammiloid, mammiliform ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition) (2014)

by David Grambs, Ellen S. Levine

mummiformmushroomshaped fungiform, agariciform nail orclawshaped unguiform narrowing atthe top fastigiate navellike umbiliform, umbiliciform necklike colliform needleshaped aciform, acicular, acerose, aciculate, styloid netlike retiform, ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

base needle (acicular, aciculate) acid- [L. acidus, sharply sour] comb sour (acidify, acidosis) acinaci- [L. acinus, berry growing in a cluster] comb scimitar ( acinacifolious, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

aciculate : In botany terminology, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Botanical Terms (1892)

by Arthur Alger Crozier

LQIICTJLAR, slender needle- or bristle-shaped, as the leaves of most pines ; aciculate; aeiculiform; aeiform. Compare ACERosE. KQICTILATE, sec ACICULAR. LQICTILATED, marked by fine grooves, as if scratched with a needle . Finer than ...

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

acicular, aciculate a.

Google previewThe National Standard Dictionary (1883)

A Pronouncing Lexicon of the English Language

ACICULATE, -late, a., in form of a needle. ACID, as'-id, a., sour; sharp.— s., a sour substance. ACIDIFY, a-sid'-e-fl, v.a., to convert into an acid. ACIDITY, -te, s., sharpness; sourness. ACIDULATE, -yu-late, v.a., to make acid. ACIDULOUS, -lus, a.

Google previewEncyclopedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

Cells producing aciculate spicules, sometimes associated with a spiral thread. These structures are often associated together in batteries, notably so in the remarkable genus Anonymus. Excretory System. — The excretory system consists ...

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Aciculate Meaning

Video shows what aciculate means. Furnished with aciculae.. acicular. Marked with fine irregular streaks as if scratched by a needle.. aciculate pronunciation.

Scrabble value of A1C3I1C3U1L1A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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