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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.

acicula

(əˈsɪkjʊlə)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː)
a needle-shaped part, such as a spine, prickle, or crystal
[C19: New Latin, diminutive of acus needle]
aˈcicular adj

a•cic•u•la

(əˈsɪk yə lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli)
a needlelike part; spine, bristle, or needlelike crystal.
[1875–80; < New Latin, Late Latin, alter. of acucula ornamental pin = Latin acu-, s. of acus needle (compare acute) + -cula -cule1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acicula - a needlelike part or structure of a plant or animal or crystalacicula - a needlelike part or structure of a plant or animal or crystal; as a spine or bristle or crystal
part, piece - a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"

acicula

noun
A sharp or tapered end:
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os tratamentos constituiram'se de seis cultivares de mirtilo: 1) climax; 2) Delite; 3) Powderblue (grupo Rabbiteye); 4) Georgiagem; 5) Misty, e 6) O'neal (grupo Highbush); e de dois tipos de cobertura do solo: 1) polipropileno de rafia extrusado, marca comercial Ground Cover[TM] (GC), e 2) acicula de pinus (AP).
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