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acicular

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adjective acic·u·lar \ə-ˈsi-kyə-lər\

Definition of acicular

  1. :  shaped like a needle <acicular leaves> <acicular crystals>



Origin and Etymology of acicular

Late Latin acicula (diminutive of Latin acus needle) + English -ar — more at acute


First Known Use: 1709


Medical Dictionary

acicular

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adjective acic·u·lar \ə-ˈsik-yə-lər\

Medical Definition of acicular

  1. :  shaped like a needle <acicular crystals>




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