aciculate

or a·cic·u·lat·ed

[uh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt or uh-sik-yuh--ley-tid]

adjective

having aciculae.
marked as with needle scratches.
needle-shaped; acicular.

Origin of aciculate

First recorded in 1830–40; acicul(a) + -ate1
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aciculate

aciculated

adjective

having aciculae
marked with or as if with needle scratches
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