Ancipital An*cip"i*tal, Ancipitous An*cip"i*tous, a. [L. anceps, ancipitis, two-headed, double; an- for amb- on both sides + caput head.] (Bot.) Two-edged instead of round; -- said of certain flattened stems, as those of blue grass, and rarely also of leaves. [1913 Webster]

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  • ancipital — [an sip′it əsan sip′it əl] adj. [< L anceps (gen. ancipitis), two headed, two sided < an for ambi , on both sides (see AMBI ) + caput, HEAD] Bot. two edged, as the flat stems of certain grasses: also ancipitous [an sip′it əs] …   English World dictionary

  • ancipital — /an sip i tl/, adj. Bot., Zool. two edged: ancipital stems. [1785 95; < L ancipit (s. of anceps; an (see ANCILE) + cipit comb. form of caput head) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ancipital — /ænˈsɪpətl/ (say an sipuhtl) adjective Botany two edged: ancipital stems. Also, ancipitous. {Latin anceps two headed + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ancipital — adj. [L. anceps, double headed] 1. Having two opposite edges or angles. 2. (MOLLUSCA) A two edged, double faced, double formed shell having two varices that are continuous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ancipital — adjective having two faces or edges …   Wiktionary

  • ancipital — an·cip·i·tal (an sipґĭ təl) [L. anceps two headed] having two heads or two edges …   Medical dictionary

  • ancipital — adj. having two edges; possessing two sides (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ancipital —    Two edged …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • ancipital — an·cip·i·tal …   English syllables

  • ancipital —   a. having two faces or edges; double headed; twofold …   Dictionary of difficult words

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