[ uh-pik-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ əˈpɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
tipped with a short, abrupt point, as a leaf.
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Words nearby apiculate
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Example sentences from the Web for apiculate
The spores (fig. 28 a) are oval, with a little point at one end (apiculate).An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope|John William Griffith
The third glume is slightly longer than the second, oblong-ovate, apiculate, 5-nerved and paleate; palea 1/8 inch obtuse.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses|Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
British Dictionary definitions for apiculate
/ (əˈpɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /
(of leaves) ending in a short sharp point
Word Origin for apiculate
C19: from New Latin apiculātus, from apiculus a short point, from apex
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