acicular

[ uh-sik-yuh-ler ]
/ əˈsɪk yə lər /

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.

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Origin of acicular

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

OTHER WORDS FROM acicular

a·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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