needlelike
adjective see needle I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • needlelike — adjective Resembling a needle in shape …   Wiktionary

  • needlelike — adj. like a needle; shaped like a needle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • needlelike — adjective ending in a sharp point • Syn: ↑acuate, ↑acute, ↑sharp • Similar to: ↑pointed • Derivationally related forms: ↑sharp (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • needle — needlelike, adj. /need l/, n., v., needled, needling. n. 1. a small, slender, rodlike instrument, usually of polished steel, with a sharp point at one end and an eye or hole for thread at the other, for passing thread through cloth to make… …   Universalium

  • gymnosperm — gymnospermism, n. /jim neuh sperrm /, n. Bot. a vascular plant having seeds that are not enclosed in an ovary; a conifer or cycad. Cf. angiosperm. [1820 30; < NL gymnospermae name of type. See GYMNO , SPERM] * * * Any woody plant that reproduces… …   Universalium

  • conifer — /koh neuh feuhr, kon euh /, n. 1. any of numerous, chiefly evergreen trees or shrubs of the class Coniferinae (or group Coniferales), including the pine, fir, spruce, and other cone bearing trees and shrubs, and also the yews and their allies… …   Universalium

  • annelid — /an l id/, n. 1. any segmented worm of the phylum Annelida, including the earthworms, leeches, and various marine forms. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Annelida. Also, annelidan /euh nel i dn/. [1825 35; see ANNELIDA] * * * Any member of… …   Universalium

  • gar — gar1 /gahr/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) gar, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) gars. 1. Also called garfish, garpike. any predaceous freshwater fish of the genus Lepisosteus, of North America, covered with hard, diamond shaped… …   Universalium

  • Acicula — A*cic u*la, n.; pl. {Acicul[ae]}. [L., a small needle, dimin. of acus needle.] (Nat. Hist.) One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aciculae — Acicula A*cic u*la, n.; pl. {Acicul[ae]}. [L., a small needle, dimin. of acus needle.] (Nat. Hist.) One of the needlelike or bristlelike spines or prickles of some animals and plants; also, a needlelike crystal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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