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aciculate

[ uh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ əˈsɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
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adjective
having aciculae.
marked as with needle scratches.
needle-shaped; acicular.
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Also a·cic·u·lat·ed [uh-sik-yuh-ley-tid] /əˈsɪk yə ˌleɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of aciculate

First recorded in 1830–40; acicul(a) + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for aciculate

aciculate

aciculated

/ (əˈsɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

adjective
having aciculae
marked with or as if with needle scratches
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