Aciculate
Aciculate A*cic"u*late, Aciculated A*cic"u*la"teda. (Nat. Hist.) (a) Furnished with acicul[ae]. (b) Acicular. (c) Marked with fine irregular streaks as if scratched by a needle. --Lindley. [1913 Webster]

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  • aciculate — [ə sik′yo͞olit, ə sik′yo͞olāt΄] adj. 1. having aciculae 2. having marks like scratches made by a needle: Also aciculated …   English World dictionary

  • aciculate — needle like …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • aciculate — /euh sik yeuh lit, layt /, adj. 1. having aciculae. 2. marked as with needle scratches. 3. needle shaped; acicular. Also, aciculated. [1830 40; ACICUL(A) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • aciculate — adjective (Natural history): (a) Furnished with aciculæ …   Wiktionary

  • aciculate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having an end that tapers to a point: acicular, aciculated, acuminate, acute, cuspate, cuspated, cuspidate, cuspidated, mucronate, pointed, pointy, sharp. See SHARP …   English dictionary for students

  • aciculate — a. (Bot.) See acicular …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • aciculate — acic·u·late …   English syllables

  • aciculate — /əˈsɪkjələt/ (say uh sikyuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) adjective 1. having aciculae. 2. marked as with needle scratches. 3. needle shaped. Also, aciculated …   Australian English dictionary

  • aciculate — adjective related to plants or animals or crystals having aciculae or needlelike parts • Pertains to noun: ↑acicula …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aciculated — Aciculate A*cic u*late, Aciculated A*cic u*la teda. (Nat. Hist.) (a) Furnished with acicul[ae]. (b) Acicular. (c) Marked with fine irregular streaks as if scratched by a needle. Lindley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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