Ancipitous
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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  • ancipitous — an·cip·i·tous …   English syllables

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

  • ancipitous — adjective see ancipital …   Useful english dictionary

  • ancipital, ancipitate, ancipitous — Two headed; two edged. [L. anceps, two headed] …   Medical dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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

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