subulate

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

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

Nearby words

  1. subtropical high,
  2. subtropics,
  3. subtweet,
  4. subtype,
  5. subtypical,
  6. subumbrella,
  7. subungual,
  8. subunit,
  9. subunit vaccine,
  10. suburb

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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