needlelike


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needlelike

(ˈniːdəlˌlaɪk)
adj
resembling a needle; sharp, pointed
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Adj.1.needlelike - ending in a sharp pointneedlelike - ending in a sharp point    
pointed - having a point
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Although its needlelike foliage is usually described as silver-gray in catalogs, it looks more like silver-blue to Nate and me.
Blue asbestos is harder and more brittle than other types and breaks easily, releasing dangerous needlelike fibres that are easily inhaled.
The living lights emanated from tiny fish with needlelike fangs, and gelatinous brutes with thousands of feeding tentacles.
After drying to constant weight in a vacuum oven at 55[degrees]C for 24 h, pure L-lactide was obtained as a white, needlelike crystalline solid with a chemical purity of [is greater than or equal to] 99.
Also, people bitten by a bat may not even know they've been bitten, as a bat's teeth are typically small and quite sharp and needlelike, in fact.
Myerson explains that gout is caused by an excess of the bodily waste uric acid, which is deposited as needlelike crystals in the joints or in soft tissue.
A long-term buildup of uric acid results in solid deposits of a salt called monosodium urate monohydrate--forming needlelike crystals in the joints, soft tissue, and organs throughout the body.
Dorsal shield with 28 pairs of setae, most setae distally pilose; setae j1, j6, J2, J5, z1, z5, z6 smooth and needlelike.
Needlelike burrows snaking through the stomach of a duck-billed dino offer the first hard evidence that gut parasites infected dinosaurs, paleontologist Justin Tweet and colleagues report online June 16 in the Journal of Paleontology.
This leaves needlelike crystal deposits in the joints, tendons, and ligaments, which triggers severe inflammation.
A higher-resolution imaging probe also indicated an increase in the percentage of needlelike images in this region--indicating this is likely a region of secondary ice production.
One of my jobs was to count adult and juvenile urchins--a baseball-size creature with foot-long needlelike spikes sticking out in all directions.