apiculate

apiculate
adjective Etymology: New Latin apiculus, diminutive of Latin apic-, apex Date: 1830 ending abruptly in a small distinct point <
an apiculate leaf
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  • Apiculate — A*pic u*late, Apiculated A*pic u*la ted, a. [See {Apicular}.] (Bot.) Terminated abruptly by a small, distinct point, as a leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apiculate — [ə pik′yo͞o lit, ə pik′yo͞olāt΄; āpik′yo͞o lit, āpik′yo͞o lāt] adj. [ModL apiculatus < apiculus, dim. of L apex, APEX] ending abruptly in a small point, as some leaves …   English World dictionary

  • apiculate — adj. [L. dim. apex, tip] Pertaining to a short, abrupt point or points …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • apiculate — /euh pik yeuh lit, layt /, adj. Bot. tipped with a short, abrupt point, as a leaf. [1820 30; < NL apiculatus. See APICULUS, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • apiculate — adjective Having a short, sharply pointed tip See Also: apiculata …   Wiktionary

  • apiculate — Terminated abruptly by a small point. [L. apiculus, a tip or point] * * * apic·u·late (ə pikґu lāt) having an apiculus …   Medical dictionary

  • apiculate —   Having a short, sharp, flexible point (= apiculum), e.g. as in the female cones of Ceratozamia matudae …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • apiculate — apic·u·late …   English syllables

  • apiculate — a•pic•u•late [[t]əˈpɪk yə lɪt, ˌleɪt[/t]] adj. bot tipped with a short, abrupt point, as a leaf • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL apiculātus < apicul(us), dim. of L apex …   From formal English to slang

  • apiculate — /əˈpɪkjələt/ (say uh pikyuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) adjective tipped with a short, abrupt point, as a leaf. {Late Latin apiculātus, from apiculus a short point} …   Australian English dictionary

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