acicular

adjective acic·u·lar \ ə-ˈsi-kyə-lər \

Definition of acicular

: shaped like a needle
  • acicular leaves
  • acicular crystals

Origin and Etymology of acicular

borrowed from New Latin aciculāris, from Late Latin acicula, acucula "small needle, small pin for a headdress" (from Latin acu-, stem of acus "needle" —going back to Indo-European *h₂eḱ-u- "pointed"— + -cula, diminutive suffix) + Latin -āris -ar — more at acute


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acicular

adjective acic·u·lar \ ə-ˈsik-yə-lər \

medical Definition of acicular

: shaped like a needle
  • acicular crystals

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