- (of cast iron) containing ferrite in a needlelike form.
- (of an alloy) having a microstructure of needlelike components.
OTHER WORDS FROM aciculara·cic·u·lar·i·ty [uh-sik-yuh-lar-i-tee], /əˌsɪk yəˈlær ɪ ti/, nouna·cic·u·lar·ly, adverb
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How to use acicular in a sentence
Acicular, as-ik′ū-lar, adj. needle-shaped; slender and sharp-pointed.
Spores of Bacidia fuscorubella to illustrate the several-celled, hyaline, acicular type.Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6|Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington
Not far from the shore, I noticed, in a little ravine, a group of eight acicular-leaved trees.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
Hyoscyamine crystallizes in the acicular form, with greater difficulty even than atropine, it also forms less compact crystals.
The obelisk is from another of Nature's patterns; it is only a gigantic acicular crystal.Over the Teacups|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.