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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.
a·cic′u·late (-lĭt, -lāt′), a·cic′u·lat′ed (-lā′tĭd) adj.
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aciculate(əˈsɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt) or
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|
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