- Botany, Zoology. pointed; tapering to a point.
- to make sharp or keen.
Origin of acuminate
Related Words for acuminatedfine, tapering, hone, edge, whet, taper, acicular, acute, mucronate, pointy, sharp
Examples from the Web for acuminated
Historical Examples of acuminated
Tail-feathers ten, strong, rigid, acuminated; the two middle ones longest.
Spire slightly produced, acuminated; the whorls with a central indented line.
Cuspidate: prickly pointed; ending in a sharp point; with an acuminated point ending in a bristle.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The lesions begin as pin-head, waxy-looking, rounded or acuminated elevations, gradually attaining the size of small peas.
Irritating secretions are thought to be causative in the acuminated variety.
- narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf
- (tr) to make pointed or sharp
Word Origin for acuminate
- Tapering to a point; pointed.