[adjective uh-kyoo-muh-nit, -neyt; verb uh-kyoo-muh-neyt]
- Botany, Zoology. pointed; tapering to a point.
- to make sharp or keen.
Origin of acuminate
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Examples from the Web for acuminated
Tail-feathers ten, strong, rigid, acuminated; the two middle ones longest.
Spire slightly produced, acuminated; the whorls with a central indented line.
Cuspidate: prickly pointed; ending in a sharp point; with an acuminated point ending in a bristle.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The lesions begin as pin-head, waxy-looking, rounded or acuminated elevations, gradually attaining the size of small peas.
Irritating secretions are thought to be causative in the acuminated variety.
- narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf
- (tr) to make pointed or sharp
C17: from Latin acūmināre to sharpen; see acumen
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- Tapering to a point; pointed.
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