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 (ə-kyo͞o′lē-ĭt, -āt′)
1. Zoology Having a stinger, as a bee or wasp.
2. Botany Having sharp prickles.

[Latin acūleātus, from acūleus, sting, diminutive of acus, needle; see acumen.]


(əˈkjuːlɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) or


1. cutting; pointed
2. (Botany) having prickles or spines, as a rose
3. (Zoology) having a sting, as bees, wasps, and ants
[C17: from Latin acūleātus; see aculeus]


(əˈkyu li ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

also a•cu′le•at`ed,

having a slender ovipositor or sting, as the hymenopterous insects.
[1595–1605; < Latin acūleātus <acūle(us) sting, barb (acu(s) needle)]
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Adj.1.aculeate - having or resembling a stinger or barbaculeate - having or resembling a stinger or barb; "aculeate insects such as bees and wasps"
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The one, of extreme bitterness of words, especially if they be aculeate and proper; for cummunia maledicta are nothing so much; and again, that in anger a man reveal no secrets; for that, makes him not fit for society.
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(2002) reported 42 and 15% inhibition in plant population of canary grass, owing to sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) and dhaincha (Sesbania aculeate (Willd.) Pers.) allelochemicals when used as green manure under field conditions.
Extracts of red algae present several biological activities, such as antifungal (Symphyocladia latiuscula and Laurencia papillosa) (Xiuli, Liyuan, Junhai, Lijie, & Fuhang, 2014, Alarif, Al-Lihaibi, Abdel-Lateff, & Ayyad, 2011); antioxidant (Neorhodomela aculeate and Rhodomela confervoides) (Lim et al., 2006, Li, Li, Gloer, & Wang, 2011); antitumor-antimicrobial (Laurencia obtusa) (Alarif, Al-Lihaibi, Ayyad, Abdel-Rhman, & Badria., 2012); leishmanicidal (Bostrychia tenella) (Felicio, Albuquerque, Young, Yokoya, & Debonsi, 2010) and anti-inflammatory/antinociceptive (Bryothamnion triquetrum) (Cavalcante-Silva et al., 2012).
Moreover, Hemalatha et al., 2015 have reported an appreciable active role on the fatal effects on the mosquito larvae from the commercial botanical extract of Lantana camara aculeate against many species of mosquitoes including Aedes aegypti, Anopheles stephensi and Culex quafasciatus.
4B) is aculeate, densely covered with microteeth all oriented at the same angle pointing basad; in E.