subulate

[ soo-byuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ˈsu byə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /

adjective Biology.

slender, somewhat cylindrical, and tapering to a point; awl-shaped.

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Origin of subulate

1750–60; <New Latin sūbulātus, equivalent to Latin sūbul(a) awl + -ātus-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for subulate

subulate
/ (ˈsuːbjəlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /

adjective

(esp of plant parts) tapering to a point; awl-shaped

Word Origin for subulate

C18: from New Latin subulatus like an awl, from Latin sūbula awl
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