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aciculate

or a·cic·u·lat·ed

[uh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt or uh-sik-yuh--ley-tid]
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adjective
  1. having aciculae.
  2. marked as with needle scratches.
  3. needle-shaped; acicular.

Origin of aciculate

First recorded in 1830–40; acicul(a) + -ate1
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Examples from the Web for aciculate

Historical Examples

  • Aciculate: a surface that appears as if scratched with a needle.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith


British Dictionary definitions for aciculate

aciculate

aciculated

adjective
  1. having aciculae
  2. marked with or as if with needle scratches
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