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 (ăs′ə-rāt′) also ac·er·at·ed (-rā′tĭd)

[From Latin ācer, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈæsəˌreɪt; -rɪt)
(Botany) another word for acerose
[C19: from Latin ācer sharp + -ate1]
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Adj.1.acerate - narrow and long and pointedacerate - narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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The colony formation was acerate, bright white, wet, round and raised formation at 4 and 55degC in Table 2.
Depot-medroxygesterone acerate in anticoagulated patients with previous hemorrhagic corpus luteum Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 2005; 10: 9-14.