aciculate


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a·cic·u·la

 (ə-sĭk′yə-lə)
n. pl. a·cic·u·lae (-lē′)
A slender, needlelike part or structure, such as a spine or bristle of certain plants and animals or a crystal of certain minerals.

[Latin, hairpin, diminutive of acus, needle; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

a·cic′u·late (-lĭt, -lāt′), a·cic′u·lat′ed (-lā′tĭd) adj.

aciculate

(əˈsɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt) or

aciculated

adj
1. having aciculae
2. marked with or as if with needle scratches
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Adj.1.aciculate - related to plants or animals or crystals having aciculae or needlelike parts

aciculate

adjective
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The male has the subgenital plate rostrately produced and the cerci elongate, tapering, aciculate and subfalciform.