acicular

[uh-sik-yuh-ler]

adjective

shaped like a needle.
Metallurgy.
  1. (of cast iron) containing ferrite in a needlelike form.
  2. (of an alloy) having a microstructure of needlelike components.

Nearby words

  1. achsah,
  2. achtung,
  3. achy,
  4. achylia,
  5. acicula,
  6. acicularity,
  7. acicularly,
  8. aciculate,
  9. aciculum,
  10. acid

Origin of acicular

First recorded in 1785–95; acicul(a) + -ar1

Related formsa·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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