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]

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  • aciculated — acicˈulate or acicˈulated adjective Marked as if with needle scratches • • • Main Entry: ↑acicular * * * aciculated, ppl. a. (əˈsɪkjʊleɪtɪd) [f. mod.L. aciculāt us, see prec. + ed; cf. striate d, separate d.] Marked or striated with fine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aciculated — See aciculate. * * * …   Universalium

  • aciculated — adjective Variant of aciculate …   Wiktionary

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

  • sharp — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. cutting (see sharpness); distinct, well defined; abrupt, angular; pungent, penetrating; acute, keen; alert, smart, quick; elegant, smart. See visibility, pungency, wit, elegance. Ant., dull. n.… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • 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

  • acute — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. shrewd, discerning, astute; sharp, poignant, keen, pointed, severe. See intelligence, cunning, sharpness. Ant., dull, chronic. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Pointed] Syn. sharp pointed, spiked, keen;… …   English dictionary for students

  • pointed — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. direct, concise, terse, pithy, brief; sharp, barbed, spiked. See sharpness. Ant., dull, roundabout, evasive. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Sharp] Syn. fine, keen, spiked; see sharp 2 . 2. [Biting or… …   English dictionary for students

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

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