Spiculate
Spiculate Spic"u*late, a. [L. spiculatus, p. p. of spiculare to sharpen, to point, fr. spiculum a dart.] 1. Covered with, or having, spicules. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Covered with minute spicul[ae], or pointed fleshy appendages; divided into small spikelets. [1913 Webster]


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  • Spiculate — Spic u*late, v. t. To sharpen to a point. [R.] With spiculated paling. Mason. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spiculate — [spik′yələrspik′yə lāt΄] adj. [L spiculatus] 1. shaped like a spicule; needlelike 2. covered with or consisting of spicules: Also spicular [spik′yələr] …   English World dictionary

  • spiculate — /spik yeuh layt , lit/, adj. 1. having the form of a spicule. 2. covered with or having spicules; consisting of spicules. Also, spicular /spik yeuh leuhr/. [1825 35; < L spiculatus, equiv. to spicul(um) (see SPICULE) + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spiculate — adj. resembling a needle, having sharp points, spicular …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spiculate — spic·u·late …   English syllables

  • spiculate — To sharpen to a point …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • spiculate — /ˈspɪkjəleɪt/ (say spikyuhlayt), / lət/ (say luht) adjective 1. having the form of a spicule. 2. covered with or having spicules; consisting of spicules. Also, spicular. {Latin spīculātus, past participle, pointed} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spiculate — lə̇t, ˌlāt, usu d.+V adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin spiculatus, from New Latin spicula & Latin spiculum + Latin atus ate 1. : covered with or having spicules : spicular, prickly …   Useful english dictionary

  • spic|u|lar — «SPIHK yuh luhr», adjective. = spiculate. (Cf. ↑spiculate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cibarial dome — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In certain Diptera, a dome shaped spiculate structure protruding at the posterior margin of the cibarium; see clypeopalatum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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